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100 Years Ago: News from the Bloomington, Evening World Monday, August 13, 1917

100 Years Ago: News from the Bloomington, Evening World Monday, August 13, 1917

And He Called It Macaroni– It’s not the most important story in the paper. That might be sinking of “The City of Athens,” a U.S. based steamer sunk by a mine en-route to South Africa, or the obituaries of two long-time citizens of Bloomington, or the details of IU’s mandatory military studies course offerings for fall all of which can be found on the front page. But I was intrigued by this, an ad in the middle of the paper…

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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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