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100 Years Ago: News from the Bloomington, Evening World Tuesday, August 7, 1917

100 Years Ago: News from the Bloomington, Evening World Tuesday, August 7, 1917

At The Flickers News from the Russian front, the continued turmoil of the draft (only 8 Bloomington men called up were ready for service so far, with about an equal number of rejects and applied for exemptions among the remaining 70), and the arrival of local volunteers at their encampment still dominated the news of the day, along with the funeral of a local stone cutter crushed by a block of limestone. If you wanted to escape the war,  local…

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100 Years Ago Today: August 6, 1917

100 Years Ago Today: August 6, 1917

  News from the Bloomington Evening World Monday, August 6, 1917 The United States had entered World War I in April of 1917, so war news and draft news dominated the front page of the Bloomington Newspaper: A U-Boat sighting closed New York Harbor for several hours. Only one of the first 16 Bloomington men called up for the draft did not ask for an exemption, while the volunteers of Battery F were given an enthusiastic and emotional sendoff by…

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