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Women Also Served in the Great War

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Nurse Harriet J. Eckels was born on April 2, 1888 in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. She and 100 fellow Red Cross nurses and 30 physicians organized a hospital unit out of Youngstown, Ohio, and mustered into the Army to serve in World War I.  The …

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The Red Cross in Lawrence County

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The establishment of the American Red Cross in Lawrence County was due in large measure to the untiring efforts of Mrs. William Wallace Clendenin. When war broke out in Europe in 1914, she organized efforts to collect socks and stockings, to knit other articles …

“Over There” – An Overview of WWI

Join us this Veterans Day, November 11 at 7 pm Veteran and historian Chuck King presents a program about World War I along with a display of artifacts about the war and information on our local veterans. One hundred years ago, in 1915 this war became what was known as …

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Italian Athletic Association WWI Soldiers

By Betty Hoover DiRisio LCHS Volunteer In 1899, the New Castle Italian Athletic Association/Club was originally formed as a baseball organization. But in 1917, when President Wilson made the plea for volunteers to enter World War I, the organization stepped up to quickly answer the call. Twelve days later 27 …

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