A look back at Iowa's contributions to the Great War.


News Stand

Washington, June 22 - Sixteen companies of national guard engineers today were ordered into active service by the war department. The engineers will be utilized to lay out and prepare camp sites for the
reception of the national army levies and the national guards to be called out soon. The company of Iowa engineers was among those ordered out.

It is expected that in the event the Iowa Engineers are called into this work that in all probability they will be sent to Des Moines where the big concentration camp is now being planned.

~source: Iowa City Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson Co., Iowa, June 22, 1917
~transcribed for Iowa In The Great War by Sharyl Ferrall  http://iowaoldpress.com/