Utah and the Great War : The Beehive State and the World War I Experience
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah Press. Copublished with the Utah State Historical Society.
"There was no town or city in Utah not impacted by World War I. It might be suggested that the consequences of war were more pro-nounced and real in small towns like Kanarraville, a village of about three hundred residents located between Cedar City and Saint George. Sixteen young men from Kanarraville saw military service during the war. Their absence was felt on the farms and ranches where they had labored and in the social circle of young people in the community. Yet their departure was celebrated and their mission validated through the purchase of liberty bonds and other manifestations of support for the war effort. Using a valuable collection of oral histories with local residents conducted in the 19s, along with contemporary letters and newspaper articles, Kerry Bate gives us a revealing glimpse of one town’s experience during the war. [Editor]