US joins World War I: Headline...

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In April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany. War was formally declared on April 6, 1917.

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An argument for the chauffeur ...

Apr 21, 2016 by

One chauffeured automobile accomplishes as much as two or three which are driven without chauffeurs. The chauffeur instantly becomes an economy – not merely a justifiable expense.

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Life growing harder for the pe...

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This story was published in The Washington Times in 1922: Martians must soon find means to move to some better world, or be wiped out of existence.

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AT&T: Pioneering wireless...

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On the morning of October 22, 1915, an engineer speaking at Arlington, Virginia, was heard at Eiffel Tower, Paris and at Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Islands.

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Headlines from the very start ...

Jul 28, 2014 by

24 consecutive front page headlines from DC from those tumultuous weeks leading to the outbreak of hostilities in WWI.

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Wheatless baking recipes (1918...

Jan 23, 2014 by

WWI made it necessary for people to conserve wheat flour — bringing about what amounted to an early gluten-free movement....

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The future of aeronautics afte...

Nov 30, 2013 by

Aeronautics: A question about its future What is to become of aeronautics after the war? This problem is discussed in “Le Petit...

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WWI food rationing posters (19...

Nov 27, 2013 by

Your sugar ration is 2 lbs. per month (1917) We must confine our consumption of Sugar to not more than 2 lbs. per person per month in...

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About the ancient territory of...

Nov 13, 2013 by

An ancient name is Flanders Question: I sometimes read about Flanders in the war reports from Europe. What country or territory is...

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Why the Navy wanted binoculars...

Nov 13, 2013 by

Navy appeals for binoculars Following the precedent of the first World War, the Navy again is calling upon patriotic citizens who...

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Day of dreadnought is past, pr...

Oct 21, 2013 by

The dreadnought was the most common type of battleship found in the world’s navies at the beginning of the 20th century. The...

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Hudson Maxim: Destroyer and lo...

Aug 8, 2012 by

While his name might not be as well-known as Alexander Graham Bell or George Washington Carver, Hudson Maxim was a significant...

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WWI Honorable discharge notice...

Jul 18, 2012 by

  Honorable discharge from the US Army To all whom it may concern: This is to certify that Percy Leland, Corporal, Inf...

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Draft registrations: Famous mu...

Jul 10, 2012 by

Louis Armstrong Though the recorder misspelled his name at the top of his record, Louis Armstrong’s registration card showed...

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Why America went to war (1921)

Jun 19, 2012 by

Here’s a letter written by Captain Alexander Sidney Lanier (1869-1942) who was the Military Intelligence Chief of Staff of the...

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Hobey Baker making good again ...

Jun 11, 2012 by

This story appeared at the beginning of 1918, but by the time the year had closed out, Hobart “Hobie” Baker was dead...

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Unconditional surrender calls ...

Jun 11, 2012 by

In the weeks before WWI ended, newspapers around the country banded together to promote their cause: an unconditional surrender from...

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Obligations of wealth: General...

Apr 16, 2012 by

Obligations of wealth General Harrison addresses a large gathering at Chicago The Union League Club’s celebration in honor of...

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What a Zeppelin is really like...

Mar 19, 2012 by

What a Zeppelin really is like Few military instruments in the war have come in for so much discussion as the Zeppelin airships, yet...

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Burden of war can’t shif...

Mar 9, 2012 by

Burden of carrying on the war cannot be shifted to the future by Roy G Blakely, PhD, University of Minnesota When we stop to think,...

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Germany surrenders: WWI is ove...

Jan 23, 2012 by

GERMANY HAS SURRENDERED; WORLD WAR ENDED AT 6 A M. Armistice Signed By Hun Envoys At Midnight Official Announcement From Washington...

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The airplane’s invention...

Jan 21, 2012 by

Airplane only ten years old Just a decade has passed since flying machine was regarded as wonder of world One night just ten years...

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5 ways to use leftover potatoe...

Jan 5, 2012 by

Exceptionally tasty dishes may be prepared with leftover potatoes The allies realize it takes time for a democratic nation such as...

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Declaration of war signed by P...

Dec 13, 2011 by

DECLARATION OF WAR SIGNED BY WILSON Secret orders go out from Washington to Army and Navy — Call 2,000,000 soldiers —...

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Let your holiday cakes be cook...

Dec 7, 2011 by

When this article first ran in December of 1918, World War I had been over for only a month and a half, and sugar rations were still...

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Conserve flour ad (1918)

Nov 28, 2011 by

Save the flour they need Enough flour is wasted annually in dusing on the bread boards alone in our homes to feed millions of our...

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Near-wheatless bread recipe (1...

Nov 27, 2011 by

Near-wheatless bread recipe Try this on your range Potatoes, oatmeal flour and barley flour ingredients Mrs. Frank Creasey of Bisbee...

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Telegram: Military service for...

Nov 25, 2011 by

Order to appear Received at SE Corner Pine & Montgomery Sts., San Francisco – Always open San Francisco, Calif –¬†Aug...

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