Teams

The 1918 and 1919 Rose Bowl teams were the subject of my book, Fields of Friendly Strife. They remain the only non-college teams to play in the Rose Bowl. The West Point Cavalry Detachment (WPCD) football teams were comprised of Black enlisted men in the segregated Army. The 1929 team is the first known all-Black team to win the championship of an otherwise all-White league.

My May 2021 blog post, The Mystery of the West Point Cavalry Detachment Football Team, told the story of the National Archives' discovery of two…
From the first game in 1902, the football games associated with the Tournament of Roses were meant to bring publicity and tourists to Pasadena by…
Below are assorted images of the West Point Cavalry Detachment's living quarters, activities, and other aspects of their lives. Most images come from a…
Great Lakes Naval Training Station is located north of Chicago along Lake Michigan. With up to 45,000 men in training at its peak, it was the Navy's…
Mare Island is located in Vallejo, California along San Pablo Bay, the northern extension of San Francisco Bay. It was the training station for all…
Mare Island is located in Vallejo, California along San Pablo Bay, the northern extension of San Francisco Bay. It was the training station for all…
Camp Lewis, located outside of Tacoma, was the Army's largest training camp during WWI and was the training site for the 91st Division. Like other U.S…
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