One of the standard “tricks” to generate a local history column is to rely on what happened in the community at a certain landmark point in the past – seventy-five or one hundred years for example.
So, as I began the process of writing columns once again, I turned to that tactic for this week’s article. I perused the Webster Signal for Friday, March 22, 1918. My original plan was to compile several stories of interest in that issue and perhaps include an image of an ad showing prices of that era.
While I found many interesting stories, some I