Clark Bruster letter from 1917

The Kansas Historical Society posted this and gave permission for it to be used here.

Clark Bruster was a soldier in training at Fort Riley on this day in 1917. In a letter to his family in New York he described the cavalry school. “There was just 500 Cavalry men in our bunch and we are all housed in the riding school. It is some building, when you can set 500 cots on the floor and leave an isle between each row. The floor is covered with sawdust 4 or 5 inches thick so we do not get dirty at all.” Bruster survived his time during World War I and returned to his native New York.