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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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