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Filson Friday August 8 2014

Camp Zachary Taylor: “An Institution of the Great War”

The Filson Historical Society

Friday, August 8, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Camp Zachary Taylor: “An Institution of the Great War” - Member   more info Ended Free $0.00
Camp Zachary Taylor: “An Institution of the Great War” - Non-Member Ended $10.00 $1.54

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Camp Zachary Taylor was one of the nation’s 16 cantonments erected during World War I, built to house an entire army division.  It opened on 5 September 1917 just outside the city of Louisville, Kentucky, as a “place where Kentucky and Indiana soldiers trained for war.”

Associate Curator of Special Collections Jennie Cole will share stories and images of Camp Taylor from The Filson’s collections, highlighting images of the camp, soldiers’ lives, and the incident of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.

Reservations are recommended.  Please use the EventBrite link below to make your reservation, or call The Filson at 502-635-5083.  Free for members; $10 for non-members.

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The Filson Historical Society
1310 s. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208

Friday, August 8, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CDT)


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