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Front page, April 3, 1917: U.S. is 'actually' at war with Germany

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 3, 1917:

• Following President Woodrow Wilson's speech to Congress on April 2, the U.S. was essentially at war with Germany. Although Congress had to formally ratify the war, preparations were quickly being made across the country – and in Buffalo

• President Wilson's speech gave "strength" to the stock market, and war shares were higher by one to two points.

• The Buffalo Evening News put out a call for every business and home in Buffalo to fly a flag as a sign of patriotism.

• A flag rally was to be held at the Elmwood Music Hall to send a "message to the president that the people of Buffalo stand ready to perform any service to meet any sacrifice, that may be demanded as a result of a declaration of war with Germany."

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from April 3, 1917:


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