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Commerce, Northeast Texas Go To War: 1917

Commerce Journal

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, has recently been reviewing editions of the Commerce Journal from 1917, 100 years ago, as the U.S. entered World War I.  She says the legendary, longtime editor of the Journal, Sterling Hart, opposed entering the war until the Zimmerman Telegram was discovered, which showed that Germany was urging Mexico to attack the U.S., and that if Germany won the war, it would give Texas and other Southwestern states back to Mexico.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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