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California's Role in the First World War

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California's Role in the First World War

California State Capitol Museum

A new exhibit looking back at California's role in World War I will open in Sacramento on Tuesday, June 14.

THOSE WHO SERVED: Seeking to provide "an overall view of the life of a California doughboy," the new exhibit headed for the California State Capitol Museum will include a bevy of artifacts, including many letters from a single soldier from Alameda. "Californians Over There! California's Role in the First World War" will include medals and flags and missives from the Alameda-based Bates family (son Edward was overseas during the war). The organizers also promise that heroics of Colonel Nelson Holderman, said to be "the most decorated solder of World War I," will be remembered in the show.

DETAILS: Californians Over There! opens on Tuesday, June 14 at the Sacramento museum. The exhibit runs through June 1 of next year, and admission is free.  

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