1917: Leaving campus for war

Iowa State Student, “War Is All Sherman Said It Was” from 29 May 1917

War is all Sherman said it was.

And we may never, never see each other again.

As classes wrapped in 1917, the thoughts of war were on everyone’s mind. The U.S. had only entered the war weeks prior and many people were signing up. The final days of the school year were surely going to be some people’s last time ever on campus.

In the illustration, the couple has their initials and two hearts carved in the wood fence.

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