Carl Hapeman sitting at the far end of a rifle range. Ranges like these were essential to training soldiers in the discipline of accuracy and marksmanship in preparation for military service. The numbers behind Hapeman are in place to correspond to a shooting position at the firing line. The large built-up hill behind Hapeman was meant to stop the bullets, while the fence by the woods was built to keep people from accidentally walking onto the range.
1917 – 1918
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. World War I veterans' service data and photographs, 1917-1938. Series A0412-78, Box 3, Folder 5.
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