Marking the 100th Anniversary of Start of WWI

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing plans to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I this week with a symposium exploring its effects on the state.

Among the topics on tap for the daylong symposium Friday are war-related production in Michigan and how the war served as the "Dress Rehearsal for the `Arsenal of Democracy."' Representatives from Dearborn's Arab American National Museum also will discuss the war's impact on immigration and those who trace their roots to the Middle East.

Other themes are food, the arts and the creation of the Michigan State Troops, which became the Michigan State Police.

Cost is $20 and includes lunch and refreshments. Military veterans with identification pay $10.


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