Friends and Scenes of the Army as I Found Them, Vol. 1:
Carl H. Fellows was in Army training at Camp Stanley, Texas, in 1917 and 1918. Camp Stanley is part of the Leon Springs Military Reservation in Bexar County, northwest of San Antonio. Land was acquired for the military reservation in 1906 and 1907. The facilities were named Camp Funston in February 1917 to honor the memory of Major General Frederick Funston. In October 1917, the camp became Camp Stanley, named for Brigadier General David Sloane Stanley. Development of the Leon Springs facilities accelerated in 1916 and 1917 due to Pancho Villa's crossing the U.S. border and World War I. Camp Stanley, now part of the Red River Army Depot, is still in use today as a weapons and munitions supply, maintenance, test, and storage facility.
This photograph album records the experiences of Carl H. Fellows while in training at Camp Stanley in 1917 and 1918. It is filled with snapshots of colleagues, family, friends, and a very special girl. There are views of camp buildings including the post office, barracks and showers; training maneuvers at Camp Stanley and neighboring Camp Bullis as well as Fort Roots, Arkansas; aircraft, horses and mules, and motorcycles with side cars. His life was not all work as many of the snapshots depict trips home and sightseeing adventures around San Antonio and the Guadalupe River. A large photo of General John J. Pershing sitting at his desk is also included.
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Friends and Scenes of the Army as I Found Them, Vol. 1, 1918, AR572, OS597, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.
Accessioned as number 2011-80.
Album has been disassembled for preservation purposes. Pages were numbered to maintain original order. Original covers and binding materials have been retained.