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World War One history lesson in an 18-wheeler




Men of U.S. 64th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, celebrate the news of the Armistice, November 11, 1918.
Men of U.S. 64th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, celebrate the news of the Armistice, November 11, 1918.
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Out of 65-million participants in World War 1, there's one left, a 110-year old British woman who was a waitress in the Women's RAF. That means almost nobody's s left to relate firsthand the war that waged from 1914 to 1918, killed millions of soldiers, redrew the map of Europe, and contributed to the start of World War 2. A traveling exhibit might be the next best thing, and is on its way to Southern California. It's a specially outfitted 18-wheeler that's in the midst of a national tour, which locally starts at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana on January 21st before hitting 8 other cities, including Palm Springs, Long Beach, Riverside, and Pasadena. Off-Ramp host John Rabe spoke with Daralee Barbera, event organizer.

The traveling World War One museum is supported by Waddell & Reed, the mutual fund company. The two founders of Waddell & Reed, Chauncey Waddell and Cameron Reed, were veterans of World War I. Daralee Barbera is managing principal at the company.

Traveling World War I exhibit schedule:

Jan 21: Lyon Air Museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707 (on the west side of John Wayne Airport, at the end of Baker St.)

Jan 25: Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Air Museum

Jan 28: Long Beach at The Queen Mary

Feb 2: Pasadena at Pasadena City Hall

Feb 4: Riverside at March Field Museum