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Celebrating History: Rising to the war 'Over There'

 

Hill County knew how to rise to the call to war "over there" and Havreites knew how to send them off in style, as described in the July 27, 1918, edition of The Havre Plaindealer.

A very large article on the front page gave the names of every young man leaving for camp to learn to be a soldier or sailor, and another very lengthy article detailed the send-off celebration. "Serious throngs" lined the streets to watch the parade, which included Miss Edith M. Pyper, little daughter of Judge William Ball Pyper, dressed up as Lady Columbia and riding a Shetland pony led by "Uncle Sam" Bobby Sar...



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