In 1918 when Warren’s population numbered fewer than 350 more than 30 young men were either drafted or enlisted to serve in the war that was supposed to end all wars.
Howard Chappuis, just 23, the son of John and Lillian, signed up in New Milford on August 25, 1918 and, despite a previous injury that rendered him unfit for combat, served in base hospitals until his discharge as a corporal on July 17, 1919.
Some ghosties and ghoulies from the Warren Church Community Childcare and Preschool came trick-or-treating last Wednesday.
Marylyn Hendricks and Jon Garvy have been conducting and recording oral histories for the last three years. Eventually, these audio files will be available on our website, but we need help. Do you have an hour or two to transcribe one of our recordings? The content is so interesting that we think you’ll be hooked.
Can you think of someone whose memories capture some of Warren’s history? Please let us know and we’ll put them on our list of interview subjects.
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