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World War I at Home Part 1

One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, the United States entered the war in Europe (World War I.) In support of the war, Miss Alma Alythea Dobbs, the Health instructor at the Normal School, began teaching First Aid classes. About half the girls of the Normal School attended. The classes were designed to prepare the young women to join the Red Cross. The residents of this area, like the rest of the nation had been following the war since it began in 1914. Churches, women's clubs, scouts, and school children had collected money, clothing, and other items to ship to  Europe to help the refugees, particularly those of Belgium and Armenia. N...