Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

August 26, 2013

Six Hundred Pound Fruit Cake Is Baked for Camp Cody Hospital

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:57 am

The largest cake ever baked in the state of New Mexico will be served to the patients at the base hospital at their Thanksgiving Day dinner. It is a 600 pound fruit cake, and was baked by Alex, House, one of the patients. Following the dinner a musical and vaudeville program will be given by Jack Crawford and his troupe. The entertainment will be in charge of Mrs. R. C. Hoffman of Deming. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, November 27, 1917

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S. P. Gives Rate of $4.75 For Deming – El Paso Trip

A passenger rate of $4.75 for the round trip between Deming and El Paso has been giver by the Southern Pacific railroad to apply only on parties of 15 or more persons, who must go and return together. This rate was allowed after representations had been made to the company by the El Paso chamber of commerce, secretary George H. Clements said. Parties of 100 or more persons may secure a round trip rate of $3.55. This reduction will enable groups of soldiers at Camp Cody to visit El Paso at economical figures. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, October 5, 1917

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