World War, 1914-1918
Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:
A blue and red poster reads "A friend in need is a friend indeed. W.S.S. are your friends - Keep them. Get More. W.S.S. Government Loan Organization. Second Federal Reserve District. War Savings Committee." The image is split diagonally. The lower portion shows "W.S.S." outlined in blue with white text. The upper portion contains the rest of the text in red and blue. Poster is advertising War Savings Stamps.
Paper news publication about the war and America's allies. Contains maps of Europe and photos of battle scenes in addition to text.
A print poster reads "America's First Thrift Citizens. Thanksgiving 1919. Be a thrift citize - buy Treasury Savings Certificates. Something to be thankful for. Government Loan Organization. Second Federal Reserve District. Form 59. 11-20-19." Image in shades of blue, gray, and brown shows a man and woman dressed as pilgrims. In the background of the image is a large boat. In the lower left corner of the image, "Stacy H. Wood" is written in brown ink.
Arline Moehrke reflects on her life in Rocky Ford and Cripple Creek and growing up on a farm. Father was known as a machine man in the gold mines, using a jackhammer to drill holes for dynamite to blast. Moehrke discussed the impact of World War I on mining towns. Moehrke discusses the Cripple Creek fire department, mining history of the town, the flu epidemic of 1918, and the Tramway strike in Denver in 1920.
The file contains newspaper articles and ads for the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool House. It also has biographical information on George D. Bercu and the Mistachkins and an obituary for Dorothy Bercu Gross. George Bercu married Olive Mistachkin, arranged probably through correspondence of the families.
William (Bill) Russell reminisces about growing up in Colorado and discusses the Denver street car strike around 1918, living at the Argonaut Hotel, development of the city, and the end of World War I. Russell also discusses why he bought the Central City newspaper Weekly Register Call and about his time as Mayor of Central City in Colorado.
Carrie Herring describes her experiences in Iowa and owning a grocery store before moving to Denver in the late 1920s. Herring reflects on her time working at Golden Eagle Dry Goods Company before attending a comptometer course and obtaining a job at Macklem Baking Company, working her way up to the board. Herring discusses the impact of World War II on businesses and her experience at Altrusa Club, a women's service club formed during World War I.