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Beatrice in Gage County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

World War I

We Answered the Call

 

1861 - Today

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
1. World War I Marker
Inscription.
World War I began in Europe in 1914. The United States stayed neutral for the first three years. Only after German submarines sank a record number of U.S. merchant ships did the U.S. enter the war.

Called up for duty on the Mexican Border in 1916, the personnel of Company C 134th Infantry were trained and ready for service. Many were sent to France as replacements for combat troops. When the call came, other Gage County residents volunteered in the Army and the Navy, and others were drafted.
 
Location. 40° 15.283′ N, 96° 44.806′ W. Marker is in Beatrice, Nebraska, in Gage County. Click for map. Marker is along the walking path in Beatrice Veterans Memorial Park, at South 6th Street (US Hwy 77) and Veterans Memorial Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 South 6th Street, Beatrice NE 68310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Efforts at Home (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Drive (a few steps from this marker); Containing Communism - The Berlin and Cuban Crises and Vietnam (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Fighters (a few steps from this marker); Beatrice's Own - Civil War and the Spanish-American War
World War I Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
2. World War I Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Beatrice's Own - Company C 134th Infantry Regiment Nebraska National Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Fighting Communism - Korea and the Cold War (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Beatrice.
 
Also see . . .  Beatrice Veterans Memorial Park. (Submitted on October 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
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By Unknown, April 1918
3. Photo on World War I Marker
[Caption reads] Fresh troops moving to advanced positions, France, April 1918
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By Gale Photo, August 29, 1924
4. Photo on World War I Marker
[Caption reads] World War I General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing speaks to veterans during visit to Beatrice August 29, 1924. He cites the value of having a National Guard and Reserves. Courtesy of Gage County Historical Society
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By Unknown, 1917
5. Photo on World War I Marker
[Caption reads] Captain Charles L. Brewster, Company C Nebraska National Guard at Camp Cody, New Mexico 1917. Courtesy of Gage County Historical Society
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By Unknown, circa 1917/18
6. Photo on World War I Marker
[Caption reads] Doughboys from Gage County. Courtesy of Beatrice Armory, Nebraska National Guard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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