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1919 WWI Veteran Celebration in Winegar.

World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war that lasted from 1914 to 1918. In 1917 the USA entered the war and Winegar, Wisconsin sent brave men to fight the European Central Powers.

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Marching to Winegar's second 2-room school house (built in 1914) for photographs, October 4th or 5th, 1919, along the muddy Main Street.

Probably Sunday October, 5th. Sunday was the only day the Sawmill didn't operate!

Note; stumps around the school house from long ago harvested pine trees.

A celebration organizer mustering veterans and band or giving a speech.

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Marching from School House down a Winegar dirt street next to Company Homes. Note 48 star US flag at north end of street.

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Winegar Pool and Dance Hall where celebration Homecoming took place on Saturday, October 4, 1919.

WWI Doughboy.

What Vilas County gave in man power:

  • Army - 38

  • Foreign Armies - 2

  • Marines - 57

  • Navy - 270

Of that number at least two met their death in action and two or more died in the service, or as a result of the war.

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