Save Louisville's Last Major World War 1 Structure from Demolition, Save Camp Taylor!
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The First World War was one of the single most important events of the 20th century. The United States became a world power because of it. To build an army to fight the war, President Woodrow Wilson approved the construction of 16 new training camps around the country, one of which was built in Louisville, Kentucky. Camp Zachary Taylor trained more than 150,000 men for action in the Great War, is mentioned in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby", and was torn down in 1921. The most notable building remaining is the Louisville Motor School building in Creason Park. The city announced its demolition on July 7, 2017, 100 years after it was constructed. In April of 2017, Mayor Fischer signed a proclamation saying "Our City Proudly Did Its Part Through Camp Taylor, A Historic and Sacred Site Where 150,000 Americans Were Trained." 100 years later, it has never been more important to remember Camp Taylor. Contact Mayor Fischer and Pat Mulvihill to ensure that the forgotten generation and this "Historic and Sacred Site" are never truly forgotten. Don't let them demolish the motor school building!
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