Detail from Poster, "Wake Up America," 1917 (LOC)
DURING THE WAR years, Sheridan's two newspapers, The Sheridan Post and The Sheridan Enterprise, donated considerable space to printing letters home from local soldiers and sailors serving both overseas and stateside. This public service was a great boon for all concerned:
As part of the Wake Up America exhibit, Trail End is reprinting dozens of these letters. They are being released via social media (Facebook) at the rate of one per week through December 2018. All are archived here for future appreciation. For the most part, we have not changed the spelling of overseas locations, preferring instead to use the sometimes-creative spelling printed in the original articles.
A Whole-House Exhibit at the Trail End State Historic Site
April 2017 through December 2018
State Historic Site