Tuesday, June 06, 2006

2,000 Coshocton County Residents Register For WW 1 Draft

June 6, 1917--A big day in Coshocton history, over 2,000 county residents reistered for the draft. The scene was described by the Morning Tribune as quiet and orderly. The county was required to raise 80 draftees for the first call. Warsaw girls pinned colors on draftees and American Art Works gave each a "handsome" badge.

In an interesting side note, a number of young men were visited by the local police force. The youngsters were informed that since they had been representing themselves as 21 years old by entering saloons, they would be expected to register for the draft...or else.


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