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Posted on: September 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Sheridan's Own: Letters from the Front Lines of World War One, 1917-1918

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“Sheridan’s Own: Letters from the Front Lines of World War One, 1917-1918”

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War One. The Campbell County Rockpile Museum welcomes Trail End Site Superintendent Cynde Georgen and Trail End Guild’s President Steve Baskin for a presentation about letters written by local WWI soldiers and sailors to loved ones at home. Some of these letters were written at training camps, others at the front or aboard ship, and still others at recovery hospitals. Illustrated with period photographs from local collections, all give insights into how farmers, cowboys and clerks from small western towns dealt with the hardship of a war being fought so very far from home. These letters told deeply personal stories that the national news writers were often unable to capture.

Community members are invited to the Campbell County Rockpile Museum on Friday, September 29th from 6:00-7:00 PM for insight into the personal experiences of World War One soldiers and sailors from Sheridan, Wyoming. The program is free and refreshments will be served. In conjunction with “Sheridan's Own: Letters from the Front Lines of World War One, 1917-1918," the Trail End State Historic Site is featuring a two-year exhibit exploring what life was like in small-town America during this "war to end all wars."

Please contact the Rockpile Museum at 307-682-5723 or with any questions.

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