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by Pat Holscher
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: For Lack of a Winter Horseshoe
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: For Lack of a Winter Horseshoe

This has a little too much emphasis on the Jeep, but it is yet another example of how logistics play such a large part in war. :thumbup: I've owned three Jeeps, a 1946 CJ2A (just like the military ones of WWII), a M38A1 (the military equivalent of the CJ5) and a 1997 TJ (which I currently own). I s...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).

Steve Haupt wrote: Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:11 pm On California's Central Coast is Camp Roberts the only Army Installation not named for a General,
Not the only one, there's also Fort Huachuca.
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).

Bob Rea (sp), a Society Member, was at the museum at Fort Supply. I haven’t heard from him in a long time. Yes, he used to be a frequent participant here, but sadly hasn't stopped in for a long time. Out of curiosity, I googled those elements and saw that he gave a presentation on the history of th...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: First Louisiana Cavalry
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: First Louisiana Cavalry

Thanks for posting this really nice example of this uniform!
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).

There is also a Camp Augur in Southwest Oklahoma. It was a semi-permanent sub-post of Fort Sill. “In 1803 the United States purchased from France the Louisiana Purchase, which included the future state of Oklahoma. Expeditions were formed to explore the area. In southwestern Oklahoma, in 1852 Rando...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Military Installation Names (semi off topic).
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Military Installation Names (semi off topic).

This is a post that I’m posting here following a discussion I read elsewhere on the probable decision of the U.S. Army to rename a collection of forts that were named after Confederate generals in the 1917 to 1942 period (or give or take a few years on either side of that). I'm not seeking commentar...
by Pat Holscher
Mon May 18, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: May 18, 1920: Quekemeyer, Jeff, Cunningham and John Bunny
Replies: 0
Views: 538

May 18, 1920: Quekemeyer, Jeff, Cunningham and John Bunny

01630v.jpg General Pershing's personal mounts Entered in the National Capitol Horse Show which opened today. On the left is Col. John G. Quekemeyer with "Jeff" and on the Right Lt. W.J. Cunningham with "John Bunny". 01642v.jpg Col. John G. Quekemeyer and Lt. James H. Cunningham ...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing
Replies: 28
Views: 3753

Re: Horses and WWII Gasoline Rationing

However, if one reads first-wave feminist authors, especially Betty Friedan, one finds a very plausible argument that it was neither the experience of war-time factory work nor economic need that drove the larger numbers of women into the workforce; rather,it was the need to do something meaningful...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Finnish Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 12419

Re: Finnish Cavalry

Mistaken identity of the horse breed is certainly possible.

It also wouldn't be impossible for the Finns to have imported horses, but given their economic situation at the time, I'd think it far more likely that they'd rely upon what was readily available.
by Pat Holscher
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Remembering the Great War Animals.
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Remembering the Great War Animals.

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Children at the Washington D.C.,Municipal Play Ground at 18th. & Kalorama Road planting a tree in memory of animals killed during World War I during "Be kind to dumb animals" week. The tree was entered on the honor roll of the American Forestry Association
by Pat Holscher
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Paper Chase, Washington D.C. April 9, 1920.
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Paper Chase, Washington D.C. April 9, 1920.

Interesting. When I was in HS and college in DC in the late 1960 and early to mid 1970s there were still areas that retained traces of this kind of semi-bucolic feeling. The first horseman sure looks like a pre-polio FDR. That last rider is a grim old dame on a grim specimen of a horse. Indeed, tha...
by Pat Holscher
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Paper Chase, Washington D.C. April 9, 1920.
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Paper Chase, Washington D.C. April 9, 1920.

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by Pat Holscher
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Tag Day, April 3, 1920.
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Tag Day, April 3, 1920.

Today, there is full urban development not only on every foot I rode that day but for tens of miles beyond.
:cry:
by Pat Holscher
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Tag Day, April 3, 1920.
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Tag Day, April 3, 1920.

Apparently it was one of those fundraising concepts like being "put in jail" operates in some places. I.e., some friend "tags" you, and you have to make a donation. Difference appears to be that it was random rather than directed at people that you knew. I guess the interesting p...
by Pat Holscher
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Tag Day, April 3, 1920.
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Tag Day, April 3, 1920.

01374v.jpg Caption: "TAG DAY UP TO DATE IN WASHINGTON D.C. No longer can the citizen who rides in an automobile feel secure on tag days. In the past the lowly pedestrian has been the one to "Come across" while the automobilist was comparatively safe. Washington society ladies sprang ...
by Pat Holscher
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Primary Sources on Native Americans in World War One
Replies: 0
Views: 528

Primary Sources on Native Americans in World War One

I know that this is somewhat off topic, but can anyone recommend any primary sources on the topic of American Indians in World War One?
by Pat Holscher
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Haig's horse Poperinghe
Replies: 0
Views: 560

Haig's horse Poperinghe

I was asked the question if I might know where Haig acquired his horse Poperinghe and how he came to own it and I frankly have no idea. I know that he rode the horse throughout World War One and that it was the horse that figured in an equestrian statute of Haig after the war. I also know that he ga...