icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Things To Do
Dress Up | 1st Person | African American Map | Now Read This | Magic Lens | In the Round | Tool Videos | Architecture | e-Postcards | Chronologies | Turns Activities

Send an E-Postcard of:
Soldiers moving down Federal Street

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

The town of Greenfield reacted to the news of America's entry into the First World War in April 1917 with enthusiasm. The eager recruits were put into a temporary training camp at Federal Park in Greenfield (no longer existing). <BR> <BR>Julia Snow, a librarian who later became a Red Cross nurse, took this picture from the porch of her family home in Greenfield. This event was probably the 17th of August, 1917, when the temporary camp was moved to Westfield. The troops are marching toward Main Street and the train station.


top of page

Share this image with a friend.
Simply enter their e-mail address below and we'll send them this image in an e-mail greeting, along with a link to see the image on our site.

To E-Mail Address *
From E-Mail Address *
From Name

* = Required

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback