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:
- 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
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
- Trench art
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