L. F. & C. U.S. Mess Kit Knife, 1917

Part of the legacy of the military administration of the CCC camps, was the distribution and use of military surplus equipment from the U.S. Army to the CCC camps, including mess kits, canteens, clothing and tools; much of it outmoded. This mess kit knife, for instance, was a design of the 1910s, manufactured in 1917 after the beginning of WWI by Landers, Frary & Clark, one of the world's largest cutlery manufacturers in the beginning of the 20th century. This knife appears to have been issued to enrollee Tom Perez while assigned to the camp at Lockhart State Park.

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