Join us at the park for a lecture discussing the draft of 1917. While the country as a whole was clamoring for war, there were many who wanted no part of it. The reasons for exemptions were great, and thousands attempted to find a way out. The men of the Wolf River Valley had their own reasons for not wanting to fight. Find out what became of these men who on a sunny June day in 1917, at Pastor Rosier Pile's store, said "don't want to fight".
"Don't Want to Fight": Objectors in the Great War
Saturday, June 4, 2022