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Memorial Day: They also served . . .

Creator W. B. King. American Red Cross. Second War Fund. 1917
Fundraising poster for the Red Cross. 

Written by Linda Artlip Weinstein

VILLISCA GIRL IN POSTER—Effie Kelley Vliet, a Villisca girl who attended Villisca High School with the Class of 1908, was the model for one of the Red Cross’ most successful fund-raising WWI posters. 123 more words

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Research Notes - The Great War (8) Patient Zero: The Spanish Flu

I’m researching The Great War for my current work in progress: a historical novel set partially during that time. To write the period accurately, I’ve been reading and studying the war and the surrounding events.

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Pastry Rules ~1917

Bettina’s Pastry Rules.

Here’s a quick and dirty guide for pastry.

Any other tips out there? As a gluten free family, we don’t really do pastry – but one can still drool from afar… Good for the waistband if nothing else. 28 more words

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Remains of 3 Canadian WWI soldiers found in France identified through DNA

More than 100 years after fighting in a battle in northern France during the First World War, the remains of three Canadian soldiers have been identified. 718 more words


Unintended Consequences

Policy driven by loyalty, passion, and frustration can lead to unintended consequences.

Young Gavrilo Princip was acting out of loyalty to his nationalist vision for Serbia when he assassinated… 292 more words

Civic Education

May 22 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
To supply the normalities of life to nearly one hundred thousand young men in the various fields, schools and camps surrounding San Antonio, and to provide a club and meeting place of the soldiers and citizens of the city there is being erected a magnificent community clubhouse in the rear of the Alamo on the old Gallagher property. 86 more words