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1918 – Influenza Strikes Ashland and the College Hard

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 by .

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While death in battle threatened our soldiers “Over There” during World War I, an outbreak of the influenza in 1918 threatened the lives of those at home. “Boys died like flies,” recalled resident Nancy Shackelford. She remembered that the college doctor depended upon volunteer help to care for the students. “He said that half of […]

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World War I – Ashland Responds

World War I – Ashland Responds

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 by .

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On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I, and Ashland wanted to do its part. The Liberty Day Parade in April of 1918, raised funds for War Bonds. The parade culminated in a ceremony at the town lot where speeches, dinner and vaudeville entertained the crowd. Organizers held Liberty Day celebrations to […]

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Liberty Ladies

Liberty Ladies

Posted on Apr 07, 2010 by .

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Louise Jones and her sister, Dorothy, were the original “Liberty Ladies” of Ashland.   They made special appearances at the 4th of July parades and the Ashland Musical Variety Shows.  Their nieces, Sarah Byrne and Sandra Lynne, took over their roles as “Liberty Ladies” to continue the tradition.

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Dedication of Mural of Old Ashland

Dedication of Mural of Old Ashland

Posted on Apr 07, 2010 by .

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1953 Speech by Robert Lancaster at the dedication of the Mural of Old Ashland at the War Memorial. “In years Ashland is young—it is growing—its future holds great promise and those of us whose roots are deeply imbedded in its soil are proud of its past. We look backward to its beginnings and its accomplishments […]

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