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“Hello Girls” of WWI topic at Historical Society meeting in Nevada City

Submitted by Daniel Ketcham

The Nevada County Historical Society will be hosting a belated Veterans Day presentation by remembering one of the least known units that served on the Western Front during World War I — the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit, better known as the “Hello Girls.”

In 2018 writer and director James Theres produced the “The Hello Girls” documentary that includes never-before-seen 100-year old photos and additional interview footage with Cokie Roberts, whose mother, Congresswoman Lindy Boggs, was instrumental in gaining the women recognition and status they deserved, as well as interviews with many family members. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Rd. in Nevada City. Admission is free and open to the public. This event lasts one hour and is followed by free refreshments. For more information, visit http://www.NevadaCountyHistory.org, call Daniel Ketcham at 530-477-8056 or email President@NevadaCountyHistory.org.


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