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From the Archive: WWI Motor Corps No. 1 Scrapbook

To continue celebrating the success of the California Revealed project that digitized 42 of CHA's scrapbooks, this week we are highlighting the scrapbook of the California Motor Corps! Motor Corps No. 1 was the first established all women's motor corps unit in the country as part of California's state home guard during WWI. They were influential in transporting influenza patients during the flu epidemic in 1918 and 1919. 

From the Archive: CHS Scrapbook from 1918

So many exciting things are happening behind-the-scenes at the Coronado Historical Association! Much of the buzz is around our wonderful historic scrapbook collection, which includes over 400 scrapbooks. For the last few years, CHA has been working on the prestigious California Revealed grant to get some of the scrapbooks digitized. California Revealed is a State Library-funded initiative to help local heritage groups digitize, preserve, and make accessible online historically significant materials that capture California’s history.