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1917 - April 6 – U.S. Enters World War I.

1917 - June 30 - Al Jolson appears at Aberdeen's Grand Theater in “Robinson Crusoe, Jr.”.

1917 - July 19 - Troops ordered to Grays Harbor in wake of sawmill strike.

1917 - July 21 - Grays Harbor county sends 339 men in first army draft call.

1917 - August 1 - All shipyards idle for 27 days due to mill strike.

1917 - September 14 - Harbor spruce output commandeered by the military.

1917 - November 9 - Vice-president Thomas Marshall speaks in Aberdeen.

1917 - December 1 - First federal wooden ship Abrigada launched; sets world record for wooden ship construction.

1918 - January 2 - 1,600 Harbor sons are in military service.

1918 - January 22 - Marie DeRonde is 22nd ship launched since February, 1915.

1918 - March 11 - Half of all spruce used in war effort comes from Grays Harbor.

1918 - May 22 - Hoquiam Spruce Mill burns.

1918 - June 24 - Hoquiam man, Charles Gelden, is first Harbor man to die in WWI (May 29).

1918 - October 5 - Steamship Aberdeen built in a record setting 17˝ days.

1918 - October 7 - All public places on Harbor closed due to influenza epidemic.

1918 - November 13 - Military spruce work on the Harbor halted; Loggers had cut 132 million for airplane stock.

1918 - November 23 - Airplane "Spruce Division" begin to depart Harbor.

1919 - January 23 - $65,995 approved for the construction of the Olympic Highway.

1919 - April 3 - Five die in Clemons Logging Company train wreck.

1919 - April 24 - Harbor welcomes return of soldiers.

1919 - July 1 - Hoquiam police officer bitten by carnival “cannibal”.

1919 - July 16 - Washington announces plans for National Guard.

1919 - November 12 - I.W.W. rooms on Harbor raided.



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