National Geographic : 1941 Jul
Staff Photographer J.Baylor Roberts Ready for Their First Lunch with Uncle Sam, Many of These Rookies Are Still in Civilian Clothes-"Cits" totheOld Army In the mess hall at Camp Blanding, Florida, 750 men are fed, cafeteria style, in 52 minutes. Here the 31st Division, from southern States, occupies half thecamp. Across a street is quartered the 43d Division, from New England. Men nicknamed this dividing lane the "Mason-Dixon Line." Vast Camp Blanding isagood example of the new cantonments. With its own waterworks, light plant, and sewage-disposal system; its own branch railroad,paved streets, 3,000-bed hospital, theaters, chapels, and stores; its tailor shops, post office, and camp newspaper with full editorial staff; its own recreation halls and playgrounds, and even itsown private Lake Kinsley for 60,000 men to swim in, this camp is indeed a city in itself.