Shared Photo: WWI Enlistees Marching Past August Braun's Market in Uniontown Washington

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I wanted to share this family photo with the community. In 1915 Uniontown Washington was populated almost entirely with German immigrants. However, anti-German sentiments were running high in the country due to WWI and Uniontown's citizens were looking for ways to look more "American." Consequently, its German language newspapers disappeared almost overnight and the town's young men marched willingly off to war. Click on the full size version to see the photo details.

Location: Uniontown Washington. Date: 1915.
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WikiTree profile: August Braun
in Photos by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (252k points)
edited by Bart Triesch

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As I understand it, this also happened in Pennsylvania Dutch communities too. Many of the Pennsylvania Dutch newspapers disappeared almost overnight as well.
by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (228k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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Amazing photo what and old treasure to own, I really enjoy looking at this gorgeous photo

Thank you for sharing a treat for my eyes
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
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Masterpiece !
by Gerald Baraboo G2G6 Pilot (968k points)

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