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Bert Hart in baseball uniform

Bert Hart in baseball uniform
Date: 1918
William Bert Hart is shown here in the uniform of his military unit's baseball team during World War I. The photo was taken in Seattle in 1918, while Hart was stationed at Fort Lawton. Bert Hart, of Westmoreland, Kansas, was an accomplished semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Both a pitcher and infielder, he played not only for the Westmoreland town team, but also for semi-pro teams in Green, Clay Center, and Beloit. During World War I, Hart served in Company L of the 14th Infantry. Besides Fort Lawton, his other known postings included Fort Logan in Colorado, Camp Dodge in Iowa, and Camp Grant in Illinois.


Fort Lawton baseball team in Seattle, Washington

Fort Lawton baseball team in Seattle, Washington
Date: 1918
Members of the 14th Infantry baseball team are pictured in this snapshot from World War I. The photo was taken in 1918 at Fort Lawton in Seattle, Washington.


Military telegram regarding Bert Hart of Westmoreland

Military telegram regarding Bert Hart of Westmoreland
Date: June 22, 1918
This telegram from 1918 was sent by Commander Harry Coleman, of the 312th Cavalry, to Private William Bert Hart. The contents encourage Hart to request a transfer. Coleman's interest in Hart is believed to have been prompted by a desire to bolster his military unit's baseball team. Bert Hart, of Westmoreland, Kansas, was an accomplished semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Both a pitcher and infielder, he played not only for the Westmoreland town team, but also for semi-pro teams in Green, Clay Center, and Beloit. During World War I, Hart served in Company L of the 14th Infantry; his known postings included Fort Logan in Colorado, Fort Lawton in Washington, Camp Dodge in Iowa, and Camp Grant in Illinois.


Miss Edna Clyne's manuscript stories and correspondence

Miss Edna Clyne's manuscript stories and correspondence
Creator: Clyne, Edna
Date: May 07, 1923-May 24, 1923
This collection of items written by Miss Edna Clyne of Seatlle, Washington, for William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, includes a number of Native Indian stories regarding the Wyandot Tribe. Compiled by Connelley, the stories were sent to Miss Clyne so that she could revise them for inclusion in a textbook intended for elementary school students. Titles include the story of "How a White Man Became an Indian," "How We Got These Indian Stories," "How Our Country Was Made," "Making the Sun," and many others.


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