In the News

The newspaper The Post printed numerous articles from the years 1914 to 1920 that showed how the local communities of Big Stone Gap, Wise, Norton, and Dickenson County viewed the war and what they were doing on the home front. The people here did not shy away from hard work if it would help the war effort or from enjoying entertaining events even as the stresses of the war increased. Below are the sections that outline exactly what they accomplished and faced during the Great War.


This section details an account of two main events that entertained the local population during the war. Articles that highlight the events are featured throughout.

Women in the War

This section displays a diverse narrative on organizations that women participated in to contribute to their communities and the war effort. Within the text, there are articles that focus on the specific events and actions that they did to achieve their goals.