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It was 89 years ago..

It was 89 years ago (30th of April, 1918) that these men of the 6th contingment for the National Army took a special trail to Camp Dix. This 6th contingment for the National Army was from the second district of Cattaraugus County left the Salamanca, NY Post Office cheering and amid cheers at 10:45am that afternoon in Salamanca, NY.

FYI: I have two cousins that are in this photograph.

9 responses

  1. I love old photos and history, and a picture like this always brings questions to my mind. Hopefully, these men did not see action overseas, so close to the end of WW1. How many of them were affected by the flu pandemic later that year? Why do we not learn from the past?

    30 April 2007 at 8:14 am

  2. My husband Art read a book about that flu epidemic- very interesting and sad. It’s so neat to see family in older historic photos. It helps connect us to our past.

    30 April 2007 at 9:29 am

  3. @ Ruth – thanks and I really should start posting many more of my older photos that I have! I did this one a long time ago but scheduled to come on this day (and forgot about it)! I can’t remember what my father told me if these men went to war or not!
    @ Lynne – Sure does and Like I said with Ruth, I really need to post more old photos that I have!

    30 April 2007 at 2:39 pm

  4. Cool Tom, you know I love the old photos and history. So which two are your cousins?

    30 April 2007 at 4:26 pm

  5. Ah–that Salamanca. See–I can learn.

    30 April 2007 at 8:25 pm

  6. -Nice old photo-It really is like looking back in time.

    30 April 2007 at 9:47 pm

  7. They look so proud. They all seem to have the same taste in footwear too.

    30 April 2007 at 10:43 pm

  8. Time does strange things. I was always struck by how ‘old’ people looked in old photos. As I’ve aged I look at them now and think ‘gee they’re so young.’ It’s all a matter of perspective, eh?

    1 May 2007 at 12:31 pm

  9. @ Nature Woman – I thought about you when doing it!
    @ KGMom – Salamanca-yes! 🙂
    @ Larry – we can learn so much by going back in time.
    @ Barb – Great eye, never noticed their footwear!! Thanks
    @ Cathy – time can change is 10 years, I never would have expected 10 years ago that everything I did would be digital, writing a blog, taking digital photography, ect.. Hard to believe what they did back then!

    1 May 2007 at 12:46 pm

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