During the war years, Ft. McClellan published a Daily Bulletin for the soldiers. I found this excerpt from the October 17, 1941 bulletin comical. Local cities tried to entertain our soldiers as best as they could!
“A new center for enlisted men will open in Gadsden on Saturday, October 18th, at the First American Legion Amphitheater. Ping-pong, skittle, shuffle-board, a comfortable lounge, music, free showers and towels, refreshments, tours to places of interest, Sunday dinner, and girls. All enlisted man are cordially invited to take advantage of these fine recreational and social facilities at the new Gadsden Soldiers’ Center.”