Thursday, June 29, 2017

June 1917 One Hundred Years Ago This Month

The June 7, 1917 edition of the Reporter newspaper included an article on “registration day” listing the number of men who answered the call and enlisted

Under the “North Conway Locals” column Edna Ricker is mentioned. Her name is also listed on the WW1 memorial in Schouler Park with ANC (Army Nurse Corp) next to her name.

For more details, see this link from the Cow Hampshire blog on military heroes of Conway and the famous “Bordeaux Belles.”

There were several articles in June 1917 about the dedication of the bronze tablet marking the site of the early settler cemetery (click on images to enlarge them).

In 2015 the Conway 250th committee dedicated another tablet on an adjacent boulder. For more details see this link.

There were many ways of fighting the war. The Committee on National Defense collected statistics about how groceries were delivered. It noted that there were more than twice as many horse drawn deliveries versus motor truck deliveries.  

The Red Cross helped to fight the war.

Folks in the small village of Wonalancet were doing their part.  

The obituary of Edwin Cranmore helps provide info on the family for whom Cranmore Mountain was named.

With the beginning of summer, thoughts and advertisements, turned to ice cream and gardening and lawn care.

Women’s suffrage was another battle reported on during June 1917.
It was another three years (August 18, 1920) before American women were granted the right to vote.

That's all the news that's fit to print, for now.

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