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1917: Hunt County Bursts With Patriotism After U.S. Enters WWI

May 15, 2017

Hunt County Courthouse, 1917
Credit Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, describes the reaction of Hunt County citizens to the the declaration of war that brought the U.S. into World War I in the spring of 1917.  A crowd of 5,000 gathered to hear Gov. James Ferguson speak at the old Hunt County Courthouse and to show support for the war, as a giant U.S. flag was raised.