Honor Roll of Routt County in the Great World War
An exhibit honoring the American Legion and the courageous citizens from Routt County who served in World War I. OPENS OCT. 2!
One hundred years ago, the war to end all wars concluded and shortly after, the national American Legion and local Post in Steamboat Springs was formed. In its newest exhibit, the Tread of Pioneers Museum honors the individuals from Routt County who served our country in World War I and highlights local American Legion history.
Nearly four million Americans of all backgrounds entered military service in World War I, either voluntarily or through the draft. In Routt County, service numbers exceeded Uncle Samís requirements, due in part to a large contingency of foreign-born immigrants, or children of foreign-born immigrants living in the county at the time were from the Baltic States. These community members were ready to fight for their homeland and prove their loyalty to the United States. In addition, many local native-born sons were eager for a chance to see the world or felt the call to serve.
The Tread of Pioneers Museum and the American Legion invite the public to this collaborative exhibit that pays tribute to the courageous citizens from Routt County who served in World War I. The exhibit is on display Oct. 3, 2018 through May 2019.
*Special thanks to Jim Stanko, the American Legion Steamboat Springs Chapter, and Tina Rillos for their assistance with this exhibit.