Old News – War Shortages

Big wars create shortages. Manufacturers change production to goods for the war and then the citizens end up having a hard time finding some commodities. It has always been that way. It always will be. Sometimes the shortages are not for items that you would suspect. During World War II there was a shortage of …

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Old News Extra – WAR!

On this day in 1917 the United States Congress officially declared war on Germany. President Wilson had at first been against entering the war. Escalation of submarine attacks over the previous years toward US ships heading to Great Britain was just one of the reasons that changed Wilson’s mind. He asked Congress for “a war …

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Old News – Preparations

In 1917 the people of Honeoye Falls were thinking that it was very possible that the US would enter the war in Europe. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, April 5, 1917 CLUB MAY TAKE “FIRST AID” WORK A special meeting of the Honeoye Falls Rifle Club was held in the Village Hall on Monday evening. …

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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 – Zeppelin Shot Down

This is the story of the first Zeppelin dirigible being shot down. The pilot was actually born in India but his family was living in Canada at the start of WWI. What the news story doesn’t mention is that Warneford died on June 17th, before this story was published. He was ferrying an airplane with …

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