MILITARY CAMP SPOONS
Military jargon has changed over the
A fort was designed to be a permanent structure.
A military camp was designed to be a temporary structure.
Today the terms are usually interchangeable.
Both of these spoons were manufactured by Manchester Baker. Note that
the design in the bowl is identical.
The embossed bowl design was for generic purposes and we find several
different camps using this design.
Spoon manufacturing was a very competitive business and the spoon
makers were eager to produce spoons for any facility which would have
Camp Dodge was started in 1909 as a training site for the Iowa Militia.
and was named for Major General Grenville M. Dodge of Council Bluffs,
Iowa’s most famous Civil War commander.
Over the years, the camp, just northwest of Des Moines, has been
expanded and is now about 6300 acres.
Camp Upton named for Emory
, a Union
general of the Civil War
and was created in 1917
as a training ground for US soldiers in anticipation of entry into
World War 1.
It is located in located in Yaphank on Long Island in Suffolk
County, New York
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