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Letter from Claire Brooks, Renville Star Farmer, 11-14-1918

Somewhere in France, Sept. 25th, 1918 Dear Friends: Well just having received a batch of mail it makes me feel so darned glad that I am over here that I would not trade my place for anything. And… Read More

A Letter from Mrs. Melville Cummings, Hector Mirror, 11-7-1918

A letter from Mrs. Melville Cummings of St. Paul contains the following news which will be of interest to many Hector people: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cummings and baby have returned to St. Paul and are living at… Read More

Otto Stoa Obituary, Sacred Heart Journal, 10-11-1918

Otto E. Stoa born at Victor, Marshall County, N.D., October 27, 1891, was the youngest of seven children. His parents were zealous in giving him a Christian training. After his confirmation he went to college, two years at… Read More

Operates Machine Gun Renville Star Farmer October 3, 1918

The following is a letter received by Geo. Packer from this friend W.J. Ashley in France and on the battle line. It gives a graphic account of is experience in battle and how he was hit:Somewhere in France,… Read More

Letter From Allen Wenz, Hector Mirror, 19 Sep 1918: Allen Wenz Says Uncle Sam Feeds the Boys Well, Praises Red Cross

Camp Grant, Ill., Sept. 8, 1918 My dear father, Will take pleasure in answering your letter this morning, Sunday, as I am feeling somewhat better now from vaccination shot. My arm is somewhat swollen yet and it burns… Read More

Letter From Hiram Foreman, Olivia Times, 9-2-1918: Soldiers Letter To His Mother

Camp Dix, N.J., September 2nd, 1918 Dear Folks: Arrived safe and sound at our new camp. It certainly is a great change. This is a fine camp comparing to Cody. We are just 35 miles from Philadelphia, Penn…. Read More

Government Provides Xmas Boxes Renville Star Farmer October 31 1918

Specially Constructed Boxes For Soldiers Overseas Furnished. Must Be Mailed Not Later Than Nov. 20 Relatives of the soldiers and sailors overseas will receive labels containing the name of that soldier or sailor. These labels should be turned… Read More

Edward Subgrunski writes home published in the Franklin Tribune August 8, 1918

Edward Subgrunski  Camp Wadsworth, S.C., To my Friends in Franklin: Arrived at Camp on Sunday at nine o’clock and was glad of it for we were tired riding on the train so long. Saw some grand scenery on… Read More

ANXIOUS TO GET OVER TO HELP IN BIG DRIVE published by Fairfax Standard June 6, 1918

Fred Bregel Writes Interesting Letter of Camp Experiences A long letter from Private Fred Bregel to his Fairfax friends written on both K. Of C. and Y.M.C.A. stationery was received last week too late for the Standard issue…. Read More

Community Service Flag Dedicated published in the Fairfax Standard on June 6, 1918

Memorial Day Program Devoted to the Present Day Soldiers and Nurses Memorial Day in Fairfax was not only a tribute to the defenders of our country in former days, but, very appropriately, it was an expression of gratitude… Read More