Old News – Men Enlisted in WWI

World War I is still going on 100 years ago. The Brockport newspaper ran a list of men that have joined the military. The US has only been in the fight for 3 months so none of the area men have been sent overseas as of yet. I cheated on the ad. It was from …

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Old News – Submarine

German U-boats (submarines) started being used as weapons of war during World War I. On 7 Oct. 1916 U-53 stopped at Newport, RI and visited with a couple of US Admirals. As that the US had nor entered the war, the sub was to peacefully leave. The very next day the sub sank 5 ships …

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Old News – WWI Update

I haven’t posted anything about World War I in a while. A hundred years ago it was still going strong but no one was make any significant progress in defeating the other side. Nieuport (now spelled Niewupoort) is a small port city in Belgium on the North Sea. Monastir is a city in Macedonian now …

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Old News – Ladies

A couple of articles relating to women’s rights and opinions on the War in Europe. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Fairport, NY Thursday, April 8, 1915 FOUR STATES VOTE ON SUFFRAGE THIS YEAR Victory in New York Encourages Its Advocates. Throughout the Union wherever women have not the right to the vote the present year is …

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Old News – Letters from the War

WWI still is going on a hundred years ago. These are excerpts from letters from men that were in the thick of the fighting. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, February 10, 1915 WAR MAIL BAG BRINGS MANY VIVID LETTERS FROM THE FRONT The mail bag is just now a prolific source of interest. Vivid letters from …

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