Waco During WWI

On this episode: Waco during World War I, told by the people who lived through it. Stephen brings his co-worker, Steven Sielaff, Senior Editor and Collection Manager for Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, to guide us through how the war changed Waco.

Find out more about “The Great War” at baylor.edu/oralhistory/greatwar

Check out Waco History articles on World War I:

Camp MacArthur: http://www.wacohistory.org/items/show/48

Rich Field Army Air Base: http://www.wacohistory.org/items/show/187

Map of military installations in Waco during WWI.

Sewer map recovered of Camp MacArthur

Camp MacArthur Sewer Map
Courtesy the Texas Collection, Baylor University

About the Podcast:

The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts. 

Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history. 

Together they’re telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past. 

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