World War I: Texas and the Great War

The historian John Keegan wrote, “the First World War created the modern world”.  In some ways, it also created modern Texas.

In April 1917, the US officially entered the Great War - triggering an influx of resources, people and technology that would forever change the Lone Star State. Texas became an epicenter of military training, transforming a post-Civil War agrarian economy into a modern, industrial power.

This tour tells the real stories of Texas’ war time transformations and will guide you to the real places where Texans made their contributions to the Great War.