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Out Of The Trenches: Racine Veteran Reflects on WWI

When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, millions of young men across the country lined up ...

WWI – Hortence Troutman, Nurse

One hundred years ago, Wisconsin went to war. In partnership with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, we’re exploring stories of Wisconsin ...

Wisconsin in WWI: Horses And Transportation

In early 1917, John Pavlik enlisted in the Wisconsin National Guard. He was just 16 but he felt that American ...

In Flanders Fields: WWI Veteran Recalls Poetry Of War

John Pavlik was born in Crystal Falls, Michigan, in 1901. He enlisted on April 3rd, 1917, at the age of ...

Food Will Win The War

When most people think of food rationing, they think of WWII. But Americans were first urged to conserve during the ...

A Chaplain on the Front Lines

Not everyone who went to war was a soldier or nurse. Chaplin Walter Beaudette (1884-1962) was a Roman Catholic chaplain with the ...

La Follette Against the War

Wisconsin Senator Bob La Follette was one of the leading opponents of U.S. entry into WWI. Historian Nancy Unger tells ...

The Poetry of War

More than any other war, WWI is associated with the poetry of the men who served. Today, we share a ...

A Nurse on the Front Lines

Helen Bulovsky was a young Madison nurse who went to France in 1918. Working at evacuation hospitals, she served as ...

Anti-German Hysteria

U.S. entry into WWI in 1917 fueled a wave of anti-German sentiment across Wisconsin and across the nation. The fervor ...