Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great War: November 22, 1917

It's been a while since we pursued the exploration of life in Hudson during World War I. The long Thanksgiving holiday provides an opportunity to return to it.

On November 22, 1917, this news item appeared on the front page of the Hudson Evening Register.

Camp Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts, was established on September 5, 1917, as a temporary cantonment for training soldiers.

According to the 1913 Hudson city directory, Volkert Whitbeck was the proprietor of Forshew's photograph gallery at 441 Warren Street. It is likely that the photographs were installed in the display windows of this building.


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