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Part of HAND COUNTY, SD Family Research Center
This real photo postcard, postmarked 1916 at Redfield, South Dakota, was spotted on an auction site. As you can see, the caption reads "Camp Hagman, S.D.N.G., 1916" -  a great piece of South Dakota and National Guard history!

The message on the back is very interesting.

Henry COOK says, "This is some life, The band plays all the time and all a fellow can see is just rows of tents. Guns crackling all the time. Co. B, Reg. 4, Redfield, South Dakota"
 
Camp Hagman South Dakota National Guard
Redfield, SD. 1916 photos
Additional Info
Excerpt from SOUTH DAKOTA NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM website: 

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On July 15, 1916, the South Dakota Fourth Infantry Regiment mustered into service for duty along the Mexican Border. They left from Camp Hagman near Redfield, South Dakota on July 31, 1916, for San Benito, Texas. Along with the First Oklahoma Infantry, they served until March 3, 1917.
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Camp Hagman Troops
Caption reads: "CAMP HAGMAN 7/6/16/15"