[Postcard of Soldiers Marching at Camp MacArthur]

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Postcard of the soldiers of Section "B" marching on a dirt road at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. William Jennings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and says, "Dear friend, This is [?] life down here and I like it better every day. Am at present (acting) corporal while in the detention camp. Will be assigned to my squad or company when I get out of quarantine. Roland A Bosler. Aviation Camp, Waco, Texas."

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Bosler, Roland A. March 25, 1918.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2015 and two others and was provided by Private Collection of T. B. Willis to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 70 times . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of T. B. Willis

The Private Collection of T. B. Willis consists of historical photographs of World War I Camp MacArthur, church photos, buildings across Texas, a collection of African-American photographs, and family photo albums, which include Willis family albums and extended relatives who settled in Waco, Texas in the 19th century.

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Postcard of the soldiers of Section "B" marching on a dirt road at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. William Jennings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and says, "Dear friend, This is [?] life down here and I like it better every day. Am at present (acting) corporal while in the detention camp. Will be assigned to my squad or company when I get out of quarantine. Roland A Bosler. Aviation Camp, Waco, Texas."

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials provides a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas.

World War One Collection

Materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

T. B. Willis Photograph Collection

Materials from the private collection of T. B. Willis, including historical photographs, albums, documents, and items from the Willis family and extended relatives who settled in Waco in the 19th century.

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  • March 25, 1918

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  • May 8, 2016, 6:12 a.m.

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  • Sept. 9, 2018, 12:37 a.m.

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Bosler, Roland A. [Postcard of Soldiers Marching at Camp MacArthur], postcard, March 25, 1918; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth743320/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of T. B. Willis.