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    James Bidault Moore Collection

    Camp Bowie soldiers with dummy targets

    Bidault family

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

    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. November 16, 1918. Mailed to: Miss H. Bidault, Route 2, Grapevine, Texas

    Photographs

    • Bidault family on Visitor’s Day, Camp Bowie, 1918. 5 by 7 inches, black and white print, two copy prints and two negatives
    • Tents and long sheds, Camp Bowie, 1918. 5.5 by 3.5 inches, black and white print, two  copy prints, two negatives
    • Row of tents with soldiers on street between, Camp Bowie, 1918. 5.5 by 3.5 inches, black and white print, two copy prints and two negatives
    • Soldiers at artillery practice ground with “dummy” targets on ground. Camp Bowie, 1918. (image shown) 5.5 by 3.5 inches, black and white print, two copy prints and two negatives.
    • Bidault family loading wagon with peaches to sell at market, 7 by 5 inches, black and white print
    • Bidault family children seated on a donkey at Bidault homestead, 7 by 5 inches, black and white print (image shown)
    • Woman and cow on Bidault homestead, 7 by 5 inches, black and white print
    • Interior of Bidault house, 7 by 5 inches, black and white print
    • Exterior of Bidault house, circa 1913-1914, 7 by 5 inches, black and white print
    • Gate at entrance to Bidault house, 7 by 5 inches, black and white print
    • Bidault family entertaining French soldiers, March 31, 1918, at Bidault house, 7 by 5 inches, black and white print