World War I "Hello Girl", Oleda Joure Christides

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Orion Library
Meeting Rooms A and B

Event Details

World War I was won not only on the battlefield, but also at the phone switchboard. Join local storyteller Lois Keel as she shares the story of how bilingual operators helped General Pershing in France. Oleda was a Michigan teenager, a weekend musician, and a telephone supervisor who saw it all, including a 60 year battle to win veteran's status.
Event Type(s): Adult Department Programs
Age Group(s): All Ages
Presenter: Lois Keel