World War I

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2:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

'Louisville and the Great War' Exhibit Recalls Camp Zachary Taylor Army Installation

Camp Zachary Taylor in 1917. The view is to the north from what is now Poplar Level Road and Taylor Avenue. The farmhouse in the foreground was the residence of Camp Taylor Commander Gen. Henry Hale and stll stands.
Ken Maguire/Camp Zachary Taylor Historical Society

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

Three years after it started, the United States joined the fighting. And Louisville played an important role in the massive mobilization effort that was launched to get soldiers ready for the battlefield.

That role is the focus of an exhibit at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum in Old Louisville.

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