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Unearthing, preserving mementos of the Great War

Heather Chapman brought in her father’s extensive collection of mementos, including a photo taken in what was then Palestine. Photo courtesy Heather Chapman

SALISBURY — Ghosts walk the streets of this historic town, and mingle comfortably with the living. History isn’t history here; it’s part of today, every day. Evidence of this was (again) abundant at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, May 13, as a steady flow of people brought in old photos, medals, trench art and more to contribute to the state’s database of World War I mementos.

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