100 Years Ago Today: Buy More Liberty Loans

Aspen Democrat-Times, March 19, 1919 To read the propaganda promoting Liberty Loans between 1917 - 1919, you would think that if you didn't buy one of these loans -- also known as bonds and as securities -- you were not only un-American, you were actively aiding the Central Powers in killing our soldiers and welcoming …

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100 Years Ago Today: Airedales Are Kings Among Dogs

Herald Democrat, March 12, 1919 Today, dogs perform dozens of specialized services for people, such as the work of Autism Assistance Dogs, Veteran Service Dogs, Brace/Mobility Support Dogs, Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Psychiatric Service Dog, and many more. But back in 1919, the idea that dogs could be trained to perform such highly skillful tasks, beyond …

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100 Years Ago Today: Hugo Frey’s Odyssey

Fort Collins Courier, March 5, 1919 Hugo Frey in Navy uniformFrom his memoir, Hugo's Odyssey Meg Dunn, who writes at the excellent history website, Northern Colorado History, has an in-depth article on Hugo Frey here, so I'll just cover some highlights of his life, but definitely check out her writing, especially her five-part series on …

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100 Years Ago Today: Eat Mangel Soup

EAT MANGEL SOUPWITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Jan. 11 -- Darmstadt's civilian population has been staving off starvation with mangel soup, mangels stewed in water before American occupation, according to Edward Prunier, of New Haven, Conn., private in the 102nd infantry, 26th division, who was prisoner of war there for eight months."The Boche have …

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