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    James Bidault Moore Collection

    Summary: Donor gave photographs of Camp Bowie during World War I and copy print photographs of the Bidault homestead. The concrete block Bidault homestead, located at 1416 Glade Road in Colleyville, was built in 1905. There the Bidault family entertained French officers visiting Tarrant County during World War I. The donor, grandson of Anthelm Bidault, who built the farmstead, continued to live in this home, which was awarded a Texas Historical Marker in 1986. The Bidault home currently still stands.

    Memorabilia

    • Booklet: "The Thirty-Sixth in the Great War: Texas and Oklahoma National Guard," published in France by The Arrowhead divisional newspaper, 1919.
    • Souvenir postcard folder of the United States National Army Cantonment, Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas. Mailed to Miss H. Bidault, Route 2, Grapevine, Texas, on November 16, 1918.

    Photographs

    • Bidault family on Visitor’s Day, Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, 1918.
    • Tents and long sheds, Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, 1918.
    • Row of tents with soldiers on street between, Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, 1918.
    • Soldiers at artillery practice ground with “dummy” targets on ground, Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, 1918 (image shown).
    • Bidault family loading wagon with peaches to sell at market, undated.
    • Bidault family children seated on a donkey at Bidault homestead, undated (image shown).
    • Woman and cow on Bidault homestead, undated.
    • Interior of Bidault house, 7 by 5 inches, black and white print
    • Exterior of Bidault house, circa 1913-1914.
    • Gate at entrance to Bidault house, undated.
    • Bidault family entertaining French soldiers at Bidault house, March 31, 1918.

    Camp Bowie soldiers with dummy targets

    Pictured: Camp Bowie soldiers with dummy targets used for artillery practice, 1918

    Bidault family

    Pictured: Bidault family children at the Bidault homestead, undated

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