Third Thursday Presentation Laura Macaluso

(Hartford, CT ) Author Laura Macaluso discussed her latest book, New Haven in World War I. During World War I, New Haven, Connecticut was a hive of wartime activity. The city hummed with munition production from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, while food conservation campaigns, canning kitchens, and book drives contributed to the war effort. Meanwhile, Walter Camp, father of American football, whipped recruits and city residents into shape with his fitness programs. The Knights of Columbus were also busy preparing their “Everyone Welcome! Everything Free!” huts. And one hero, a brown-and-white dog, Sergeant Stubby, made his first appearance at Camp Yale, home of the 102nd Regiment of the Yankee Division.