DOUGHBOYS OF WORLD WAR I ... When the boys left for camp in 1917, it was an occasion for a large public leave-taking at the railroad station with bands playing, flags unfurled and all the ceremony befitting the occasion. This shot of just such a leave-taking of the hometown boys was loaned to the Telegram-Tribune for its Centurama edition by Bob Shelby. It was "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France," as Americans poured troops into Europe. From the collection of History Center of San Luis Obispo County
DOUGHBOYS OF WORLD WAR I ... When the boys left for camp in 1917, it was an occasion for a large public leave-taking at the railroad station with bands playing, flags unfurled and all the ceremony befitting the occasion. This shot of just such a leave-taking of the hometown boys was loaned to the Telegram-Tribune for its Centurama edition by Bob Shelby. It was "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France," as Americans poured troops into Europe. From the collection of History Center of San Luis Obispo County
DOUGHBOYS OF WORLD WAR I ... When the boys left for camp in 1917, it was an occasion for a large public leave-taking at the railroad station with bands playing, flags unfurled and all the ceremony befitting the occasion. This shot of just such a leave-taking of the hometown boys was loaned to the Telegram-Tribune for its Centurama edition by Bob Shelby. It was "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France," as Americans poured troops into Europe. From the collection of History Center of San Luis Obispo County

Doughboys depart San Luis Obispo in 1917

October 09, 2013 12:37 PM

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