Officers in Tents

Officers in Tents (HM14KD)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.731', W 99° 20.635'

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Sometimes officers shared quarters on officers' row, three or four men to a house. Housing was assigned by rank and seniority within that rank. If a higher-ranking officer was transferred to the fort, he could bump a lower ranking officer out of the house. This was called "ranking out." If all homes were occupied, the lowest ranking officers (and their families, if they had them) lived in tents on the fort grounds.

Some officers put together more than one tent for their dwelling with another tent nearby to serve as a kitchen. These tents were treated as home and were equipped with furniture, d?cor, wood-burning stoves, and in some cases, wood floors. But with blowing snow in winter and oppressive summer heat, these campers were still "roughing it."
HM NumberHM14KD
Placed ByKansas Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 470161 N 4301539
Decimal Degrees38.86218333, -99.34391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.731', W 99° 20.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 43.86" N, 99° 20' 38.10" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1440-1498 Golf Course Rd, Hays KS 67601, US
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