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The National Guard was activated in call for troops to pursue Pancho Villa on the Mexican border

Other events that happened on or around 1916

Apr 06, 1917

The U.S. declared war on Germany


The first WWI draft in West Virginia was held

Nov 11, 1918

WWI hostilities ended with an armistice


The Spanish Influenza epidemic became one of the world's deadliest and swiftest pandemics

Other events that happened on or around 1918


West Virginians participated in the Russian Expedition, a military fiasco

Other events that happened on or around 1919

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