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This History of Camp Sherman in Chillicothe

Learn about life at Camp Sherman, the large World War I training camp in Chillicothe, from daily drills to a deadly influenza epidemic. Photos courtesy: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Library of Congress, Ohio History Connection and Ross County Historical Society Historic film footage courtesy: Library of Congress

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Columbus and World War I

On this episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we take a look at Columbus’ World War I history. Discover the large WWI training camp in Chillicothe, local industry during the war, letters sent home and more.

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Web Exclusive: World War I Woodrow Wilson Living Photograph

Arthur Mole was famous for his living photographs, or recreations of imagery using people standing in formation. In 1918, Mole coordinated a living photograph of President Woodrow Wilson at Camp Sherman, a World War I training camp in Chillicothe.

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Columbus and World War I Preview

On the next episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll take a look at Columbus’ World War I history. Discover the large WWI training camp in Chillicothe, local industry during the war, letters sent home and more. Watch at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 on WOSU TV.

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