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Fair Display Highlights Local Impact Of 'The War To End All Wars'

August 07, 2017 11:14 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- It was called "The war to end all wars."  This year marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I.

To mark the occasion, the Mower County Historical Society has created a display. It includes photos, memorabilia with other items that offer a glimpse into what was happening overseas,  and the impact it was having on the people Mower County soldiers left behind.

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"This entire section of the exhibit here behind me is basically taken from local newspaper headlines here in Mower county that were being written at the time,” Historical Society Executive Director John Haymond told ABC 6, showing us around the display. “So you get a glimpse into how people were understanding the war, what they saw of the war and how it affected people here at home."

Mower county lost 64 men in World War I.

Look for the display at the historical society building on the east side of the fairgrounds in Austin during this week's Mower County fair.


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