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Letter from Claude Smith published in the Morton Enterprise June 28, 1918

Claude Smith Hampton Roads, VA Dear Sister, Well, I guess it’s about time to answer your welcome letter I received some time ago. I thought I would tell you about the trip down here. Some change from the… Read More

Letters From Our Soldier Boys on Land and Sea published in the Morton Enterprise August 8, 1918

Letters from Albert Lussenhop, Harry M. Donlon and Charles Jones Letter From Albert Lussenhop Somewhere in England, July 12, 1918 Dear sister Bertha: I am over in England now. Cannot tell you where I am at, as I… Read More

Olivia Times June 20, 1918: 147 Men Selected for Army: Renville County Sends Largest Quota Next Monday

The list of men to report here Sunday is a follows: Leo Rudolph Abraham, Arthur Chester Abraham, Edward G. Agre, John Manley Allmon, Edwin Helsberg Anderson, Johannes Anderson, Leslie Antonsen, Joseph Henry Beck, Robert B. Bengston, Henry M…. Read More

Worth Knowing published in the Morton Enterprise on June 7, 1918

Worth Knowing An army corps is 60,000 men. An infantry dicvision is 10,000 men. An infantry brigade is 7,000 men. A regiment of infantry is 3,600 men. A battalion is 1,000 men. A company is 250 men. A… Read More

Letter from Charles Jones published in the Morton Enterprise August 9, 1918

Letter from Charles Jones, Morton Enterprise, 8-9-1918 London, England June 22, 1918 Dear Mother, Thought I would write you a few lines to see how you all are. I am fine. I have just written Uncle John a… Read More

High Counties Will Name Battle Ships: All Ready for the 4th Liberty Loan Drive

Buffalo Lake News September 27, 1918: F.G. Nellermoe, County Chairman for Renville County in the Fourth Liberty Loan Bond sale has received the following message from A.R. Rogers the Chairman for the Ninth Federal District: Minneapolis, Minn. September… Read More

Olivia Soldier Dies in Service published in the Olivia Times 09/05/1919

Olivia Soldier Dies in Service: John Schanil Succumbs at Jefferson, MO and Remains are Brought to Olivia      The sad news of the death of John Schanil at Jefferson Barracks, MO was received here last week and it… Read More

Will Prepare War History for the State Published in the Fairfax Standard 9/5/1918

Will Prepare War History for the State: Plans Made to Preserve the Record in Which the Smallest Community Will Be Represented      The very important task of preserving the war history of the state has been taken… Read More

Morton City Jail Project

Morton City Jail Project We are raising money to repair the old Morton Jail to make it a hands-on exhibit! It needs to be sandblasted and painted and moved by the Machine Shed on the Museum Grounds.

DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS published in the Olivia Times on April 4, 1918

DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS Fourteen Men From Renville County Enlist in U.S. Aviation Corps. — EIGHT OLIVIA BOYS ENLIST — Government May Call For More Volunteers from Minnesota in Near Future. A call was issued recently by the… Read More