This is the conclusion of Isaac’s report of the Muscatine State Encampment.
during the morning hours the Streets in the vicinity of Hotel Grand the gar hedqrs were literally jammed with the boys in blue & Evrybody good humored no Saloons running & not one under the Enfluence of liquor altho the Sun Shone hot & pavements were nearly blistering we had a most successful parade & ice cold buttermilk was furnished by the city in unlimited quantities
one special Entertainment feature of the occasion was the river Exursion the Excursion boat Collumbia made 3 trips & was well loaded Each time & when we left the boat the Capt invited all to come back for the next trip & Said to bring 400 more with you the breeze was nice on the river the boat neat & clean comfortable Seats were in great plenty an orchestra played in the cabin & on the upper deck a most Excellent fife & drum corps furnished the best of Martial music
Another pleasant feature were the Auto rides given by the Entertainment Committee at any time you wanted a ride you could get it & in the very finest & most Comfortable carriages
the city has 40 button factories at any of them we were welcome & a competent guide furnished I visited one of the largest & felt well paid for the visit in Co [company] with C C Gardner I visited one of the largest Sash door & blind factories & it is wonderful to note the improved machinery & how well & fast doors &c can be made another nice feature was no Extra prices for anything that we had to buy all meals & Extra goods were furnished at 25c
the next dpt Encampment is set for Mason City Several other places wanted it & made big promises the man from Mason City Said if we would only come there in 1912 they would use us so well & have Such a fine time Said he – you won’t care a darn whether you Ever go home
the following resolution was past at our last meeting Resolvd that to the City of Muscatine & its good people we give our thanks for the Excellent reception given us & for the generous hospitality a hospitality which has included Evry Comrade & Evry member of the WRC & has made it a joy to be in this beautiful city made more beautiful by the many & fine decorations & the generosity in furnishing automobiles at our Service during our Entire Stay we never Shall forget all the thoughtfull care that has been given us & this will allways be treasured as our Red letter Encampment