Monday, February 27, 2017
The Cheyenne State Leader for February 27, 1917: Cheyenne to Welcome "Border Boys"
Cheyenne's other paper ran the story of returning Guardsmen in bigger headlines.
At the same time, another story assured readers that the US had "plenty" of men and arms. . . a story that would soon prove to be untrue. And obviously untrue at that. If the Guard had to have been called up for the near war with Mexico, what made anyone assume we were ready to fight Germany?
And Congress was looking at giving Wilson war powers.