World War I
Kentucky Governor, James Bennett McCreary, was ending his term when the United States joined the Allied Powers to help end the aggression in Europe. Kentucky recruited over 84,000 soldiers to serve in the war, and sadly eighteen of Boone County's soldiers' lives were lost. However, the residents of Boone County, approximately 12,000, did their part during the war to conserve food and commodities and volunteer where needed. Boone County had approximately 151,242 acres of farmland during the war (USDA statistics) and aided in supplying food to overseas allies.
- Browse a list of World War I veterans
- Photos of World War I from the Raymond C. Sanborn Collection
- Mobilization order naming Boone County draftees, Sep 1917 [PDF]
- World War I letters from the Rector Family Correspondence
- "The Veterans." Boone County Veterans Memorial
- "Hometown Boys from Kentucky: Information and Statistics about WWI Service Members." American Battle Monuments Commission