Michelle Ann Kratts

Letter from Fort Niagara; “Dear Edith…”

In World War I, Youngstown on September 30, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Thankfully, people are always sharing things with the library!  My friend and co-worker, Sue, was kind enough to donate an historic letter that came to her attention quite recently.  At this point, we do not know much about the soldier who wrote the letter–other than his name was “Bob,” and he was from Lowell, Massachusetts.  Thank goodness for the Red Triangle (the YMCA) for providing stationary…and for “the good” they had done for the “sailors and soldiers.”  There are mentions of visits to Niagara Falls and to Canada where it had been necessary to share quarters with some Scotch Highlanders.

Take a trip back in time and read for yourself…

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