What’s up, 1917?

Sure, the right now is really cool, here in 2017. Awesome, in fact.  But sometimes, I like to go back a hundred years and see what I missed. Lots of stuff happened in 1917, and here’s a sample:

  • January 28 – The United States ended its search for that bad boy, Pancho Villa.
  • April 6 – The United States declared war on Germany. Conscription started in June.
  • August 2 – The Green Corn Rebellion , an uprising by farmers opposing the draft, took place in rural Oklahoma.
  • November 14 – The Night of Terror, in which workhouse guards roughed up some suffragists.

Wait. Did anything good happen in 1917? Well, these nice people were born:

And here in town, the good times were rolling, too:

The above images were lifted from some 1917 Daily Sentinel microfilm, available for browsing in the lower level of the Central library.





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