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Betty Hughes

Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964

Betty Hughes standing on the sidewalk in Topeka. She is the second child and first daughter born to James C. Hughes and Mabel Patten Renwick Hughes. She was born in Topeka in 1914. This photograph appears to have been taken at Mrs. Renwick's house, Mabels' mother's house, at 312 Clay, Topeka, Kansas. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Scott City high school students working in a sugar cane field

This is a photograph showing Scott City high school students cutting, gathering, and running stalks of cane through a horse-powered press, a step in the manufacture of cane syrup. During World War I, students helped fill a labor void on many Kansas farms.

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Child wearing a World War I uniform and holding a flag in Kinsley, Kansas

This is a photograph showing a young child wearing a World War I uniform and holding a flag in Kinsley, Kansas.

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Children in costume, Clay Center, Kansas

This postcard shows two children dressed as a World War I soldier and a Red Cross nurse in Clay Center, Kansas. The back of the postcard identifies them as the Wilson children.

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United States School Garden Army, Delphos, Kansas

This photograph shows a group of students participating in the United States School Garden Army in Delphos, Kansas. The World War I patriotic program sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Education encouraged children to help with the war efforts by producing food through gardening and preserve the products through canning and drying.

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James Hughes - Fort Sill

Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964

James R. Hughes is shown in this photograph. He is the oldest son of James Clark and Mabel Hughes. He was born December 28, 1911, in Potwin (Topeka), Kansas. This photo was taken at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, April 21, 1918. This was just prior to Captain James C. Hughes' departure for Europe, May, 1918. Captain Hughes was a member of 130th Field Artillery and participating in the School of Fire at Fort Sill. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

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Boys dressed as soldiers, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas

This photograph shows two adults and seven boys dressed as soldiers in Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas.

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