Remember Me! The legacy of the Great War
11/11/2018 THROUGH 02/23/2019
Wall displaying list of North Texas enlisted 5,000+ KIA into occupation and Veterans.
As well as, individuals born, residents, or those buried here 7,000+.
During the turmoil of the Great War our region’s culture changed in a variety of ways.
Such as, labor issues, new oil/coal/energy work available, Wichita Falls hiring, farming and ranching increasing, cattlemen’s association creation, railroads built by African Americans (before military), and more.
Mayor William Davis – Local politics
Ben E. Keith - Community leader and food merchant
Russell Pearson – Airline founder – TC Archives-artifacts
Joseph Pelisch – Aviator & Architect
Holman Taylor - Red Cross, Camp Bowie survey
Anthelm Bidault – French farmer near Grapevine who hosted French military visitors
William McDonald – African American, banker, politician, Mason, millionaire
Events and activities which molded women during the Great War in North Texas:
Federation of Women’s Club
93 Club – Literary club
Wednesday Women’s Club
Fundraising for war bonds
Hospitality at camps
American Library Association
Encouraging volunteerism with organizations
Minorities participation in the Great War.
As well as, other ethnic impacts. Such as, reverse migration.
Influenza swept through North Texas much like the globe:
Genealogy Society shows flu victims
Mental Health and aftermath
Red Cross assistance
Examles of culture changes during WWI:
Vernon Castle - Dancer, aviator
Art – Vitrines and glass cases
Transition of camp and airfields in North Texas to slowly shut down and convert into non military areas:
36th & 90th
Airfields and Squadrons
Barron Field (Camp Taliaferro Field #2)
77th, 106th, 207th, 273rd
Hicks Field (Camp Taliaferro Field #1)
78th, 79th, 82nd, 206th, 275th
Benbrook Field (Camp Taliaferro Field #3) Carruthers Field
208th, 209th, 229th, 274th, 379th
10 RFC Squadrons went to Europe