The Great War Comes to Mattoon, courtesy EIU Graduate Student


Mark Stanford, current Eastern Illinois University Masters in History student, presented a talk in Mattoon’s contribution to the Great War based on news reports from 1917 and 1918, on 9 November (photo from Times-Courier, 10 Nov.). The talk was in conjunction with the opening of The Coles County Historical Society exhibit “The Great War Comes to Coles County,”  at the Mattoon Railroad Depot. Aaron Walk, a graduate of Eastern’s Masters in History program, is the Historical Society’s Operations Manager.