Thursday, August 13, 2015

Smedley Butler and Yards at Newlin Grist Mill

I found this while looking for something else
Notice the column that says "Afro Americans" from the Chester Times in 1895. It was a local gossip column of blacks in Chester. originally the column was called " Our colored friends" I thought the term Afro- Americans was from the 1960's??
Smedley Butler - Banana Wars Exhibit

The Marine Corps League (Smedley Butler Detachment) has set up an interesting and informative exhibit at the Paper Mill Museum. It will be on display for the month of August on Saturdays from 1 - 4 PM.
The objective of the Banana Wars was to protect the United States interests in Central America. The reason for these conflicts was varied but largely economic in nature. they were called the "Banana Wars", a term that arose from the connections between these interventions and the preservation of American business interests in the region.
The display contains Marine Corp memorabilia, articles, and uniforms of the era. On Saturday August 15th two members of the Butler Detachment will be attendance, in Revolutionary War and present day uniform. They will also be available to answer any questions about the Marine Corps, General Smedley Butler, or the Banana Wars.


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