G.P. Cather, WWI Letters

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Rifle Range Ft. Riley, Kan. Oct. 2nd 14,

Dear Mother: I arrived here late Sunday Sep. 27th. We have a nice camp down here. Will be here until about the 10th or 11th.

We have had fine weather ever since I arrived. So far there are five rifle teams Kansas State Team Arizona State Team Indiana State Team Kansas Agriculture Team

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1914, Oct. 2

and the Army Team from San Antonio, Texas. The only thing I can enter is the Individual Matches.

In the Leech Camp Match I was 36th man; 16 men being below me.

All the ranges are new to me. 800, 900, and 1000 yds. I never have shot over 600 yds.

Well, how are you feeling now? Let me hear from you. Lovingly, G. P. Cather Jr.

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515 So 22nd St. Omaha, Neb. May 7th, '15

Dear Mother:

Your letter of May 1st at hand. We are having nice weather down here now. I guess spring has come for good this time.

I happened to meet Frank when he was down here last week. A stenotype is a short hand machine. I am taking the Stenotype course.

I have been changing around in working for my board at different restaurants as an extra but I have got on steady at the Y. M. C. A. Cafeteria now. I worked at the Woodman Cafeteria for two weeks. There isn't any news to write. Lovingly, G.P.

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State Camp Grounds Fla. Sep. 29th 15 My Dear Mother: I am putting in some hard practice down here for the National Military Rifle Matches. There are about three thousand in the camp. Some of the best rifle shots of the world are here. The matches begin the 2d of October and end the 22d. Thjere will be between 800 and 1000 competitors in the individual Matches. I expect to be inside the prize money.

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State Camp Grounds Fla Sep 29th 15 My Dear Mother: I am putting in some hard practice down here for the National Military Rifle Matches. There are about three thousand in the camp. Some of the best rifle shots of the world are here. The Matches begin the 2d of October and end the 22d. There will be between 800 and 1000 competitors in the individual Matches. I expect to be inside the prize money.

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