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Wilkinson honored for World War I Duty

Published in the Redwood Gazette November 11, 1993, written by staff writer Vicki L. Gerdes FRANKLIN – Seventy-five years ago today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an historic treaty… Read More

Martin-Jensen Post Organized published in the Franklin Tribune 12-4-1919

Local American Legion Post Now Numbers More than Thirty-five and Growing! The Franklin Post of the American Legion, Martin-Jensen Post No. 308, is rapidly growing into a strong organization and before long will include all of the servicemen… Read More

Fairfax Branch of the Red Cross taken from the book “Renville County in World War I: 1917, 1918, 1919” published by the Olivia Times in 1920

OfficersChairman: Wm. FissVice-Chairman: Dr. A.M. CrandallSecretary: Mrs. Ellen RussellTreasurer: Mrs. Emily F. Sell The Fairfax Branch was organized on June 18, 1917. Its activities covered a large field, the townships of Cairo, Wellington, and Camp being within its… Read More

Red Cross Society’s Organization in 1864 published by the Bird Island Union June 28, 1917

International Scope of the Work Dates from the Geneva Convention The following history of the Red Cross Society published in the Renville Star Farmer of last week will be of interest to local people who are greatly interested… Read More

Soldiers, Sailors, Marines published in the Sacred Heart Journal Sept 12, 1919

Will hold a meeting in the Village hall Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 o’clock for the purpose of organizing a post of the American Legion. Editor’s Note: The Sacred Heart Post # 229 is named for Joseph Viken… Read More

Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” June 1, 2019 National Donut Day!

Beginning in 1917, approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance during World War I to American soldiers in battle on the front lines in France. Two female Salvation Army officers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance had… Read More

Opportunity at Training Camp, Fairfax Standard, 12-5-1918

Chas. Lammers, Branch Chairman of the Military Training Camp Association, has received an announcement to the effect that authorization has been made for a citizen’ training camp in the Officer’s Training area at Zachary Taylor cantonment near Louisville,… Read More

Killed in France, Fairfax Standard, December 26, 1918

The many friends in this vicinity of Captain Oscar Youngdahl better known at Professor Youngdahl will be grieved to learn of his death, which occurred in France on October 8. Deceased put in two years of earnest work… Read More

Compiling State War History, Morton Enterprise, 12-20-1918

Story of Minnesota’s Share in Great War to be Made Permanent Record A meeting of the Minnesota War Records Commission, which was authorized by the Public Safety Commission and appointed by Governor Burnquist, will hold another meeting at… Read More

Letter from Claude Smith, Morton Enterprise, December 20, 1918

U.S.S. Texas, Nov. 24, 1918 Dear Sister: Well, I thought I would drop you a few lines tonight being it is Sunday. Censorship is lifted now so a person can write a decent letter. I am well and… Read More