The United States voted to declare war on Germany, thereby entering World War I. Listed in the Littleton Independent Anniversary Edition (1938), “the first fifteen Littleton boys to enlist for the war were Wm. Gunther, Ed. Whitcomb, Clyde Langworthy, Wm. Lilley, John Maloney, Fred Helwig, Don Eso, L.W. Gammon, Walter Hugins, Luther Olsen, R.M. Jones, Joe Plews, Wayne Sanford, Elmer Rosa and Roy Childs.” This image of some of the first inductees was taken in front of the old Littleton Post Offices, located at what is now 2459 W. Main Street. At left is Roy Blackman, and on the right is E.I. Burden, member of the draft board.
(PHOT.01796, collection of H.R. Durand, photographer).
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(From the collection of the Littleton Museum. May not be reproduced in any form without permission from the Littleton Museum.)