1917 – World War I Draft in Poultney
June 5th, 1917, The Poultney Journal: All Poultney men from the ages of 21-30 signed up for the Army as the United States had declared war on Germany two months before. A total of 275 men signed up, and that night, citizens of Poultney filled the streets. There was a town-wide parade that lasted to 1:30am for the future soldiers. See original news clipping and picture.