New Fairfield 1916 – one hundred years ago, a century ago, a long time ago!
What was New Fairfield like then? First, a little trivia about 1916.
Woodrow Wilson was re-elected President of the USA on November 7, 1916.
Boys Scouts of America was formed on June 15, 1916.
John D. Rockefeller became the first billionaire of the United States.
President Wilson signs the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profit tax.
World War 1, also known as the “Great War”, began in 1914 and did not end until November 1918.
New Fairfield lost one of its sons in this war. George A. Fairchild, PFC U.S.Army was killed in action on April 20, 1918.
A 1916 Maxwell automobile could be purchased for $655.
What was happening in New Fairfield?