Redlands in World War I

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Upon declaration of war on April 6, 1917, Redlands mobilized immediately. The local National Guard Company G departed on April 4 to Arcadia and quickly relocated to San Diego. Residents worked to establish a chapter of the American Red Cross and formed war committees through the YMCA, YWCA and Salvation Army. Thousands of residents pulled together to serve the war at home, donating their time and orchestrating bond drives. More than eight hundred locals served in the military, and Redlanders could be found fighting in every major battle involving American troops. Thirty-nine men and one woman made the ultimate sacrifice. This book commemorates the community's perseverance and sacrifices during the Great War.
ISBN: 9781467136099
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Military
Images: 86
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ann Cordy Deegan has taught at numerous universities over the last thirty years and does research, writing and publishing in areas of U.S. history, particularly nineteenth- and early twentieth-century times. Maria Carrillo Colato is associate archivist of special collections at A.K. Smiley Public Library and the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. She has worked in museums and special collections in Southern California since 2006. Nathan D. Gonzales has coauthored three books about the Redlands area and serves A.K. Smiley Public Library as archivist and head of special collections, as well as curator of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Don McCue has been the director of A.K. Smiley Public Library and its affiliated museum, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine, since 2013. For the prior twenty-six years, he served as the library's archivist and head of special collections, as well as curator of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.
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