Coffee Mug/Cup from Camp Amache
Thick walled plain white porcelain mug stamped "VICTOR" on the base.
The contact for this donation Susan Simons, was helping friends Marg and Vern Porter (born 1933) empty their home; they were moving to TX. She came across the items from Amache and talked to the donors who asked that she find a good home for them. Vern Porter and his sister Martha Porter Mullins grew up on a homestead in Springfield Colorado (their father Floyd Cecil Porter, 1892-1958, homesteaded 320 acres in Springfield in 1919--property still owned by the family Edith Cooper). Relative of the family (donor's sister Marta married Rosengrant before Mullins), Ray Rosengrant was a carpenter/building contractor who helped build Amache. At the end of the war (1945) Floyd Cecil Porter Sr. (donor father) purchased misc. items from Camp Amache (Camp Grenada) located near the family homestead.
One of nine children born to Finis Ewing Porter and Electa Hays Porter, Floyd Cecil Porter Sr. married Nellie Jane McCune in 1917. The couple had eight children: Floyd Cecil Jr., Esther Mabel, Jessie Eugene and Wesley Erving (both who died of Spanish flu in Aug 1925), Anna Marie, Stanley Edmund, Vernon Arthur, and Martha Electa Porter.
According to Martha Electa Porter Rosengrant Mullins (born 1935) the family homestead house was added to overtime, including the use of repurposed wood from the Springfield bank and icehouse in the 1930s. Martha's mother had a breakdown and spent around 30 years in the Pueblo State Mental Hospital. Martha and Vern were under 10 when the older siblings left home; they grew up with just their dad from then on. In addition to farming and labor jobs, their father bought and sold material (including the items from Amache which per Martha daddy "had no trouble selling the gravy boats")
Embossed into the base: VICTOR