11/11/2018 THROUGH 02/23/2019

Veterans Recognition

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+.


Social Issues

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.


Community Leaders

Such as:

  • 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


Women’s Issues

Events and activities which molded women during the Great War in North Texas:

  • Suffrage

  • Women’s Clubs

  • 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


Ethnic Issues

Minorities participation in the Great War.

As well as, other ethnic impacts. Such as, reverse migration.


Medical Issues

Influenza swept through North Texas much like the globe:

  • Genealogy Society shows flue victims

  • Mental Health and aftermath

  • Red Cross assistance


Local Culture

Examles of culture changes during WWI:

  • Jazz

  • Movies

  • Vernon Castle - Dancer, aviator

  • Art – Vitrines and glass cases

  • Paintings

  • Trench art

  • Posters


De-mobilization

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