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Preparing artifacts of the 'Great War' for the digital age


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rick Maynard found the manila envelope containing letters from the battlefields of World War I while he and his sister were cleaning out the basement after their father's death.

The more than three dozen letters were written, some in pencil, by Paul Maynard, Rick's great-uncle.

"He was on the front lines," said Rick Maynard, the parks and recreation director for the town of Guilford. "In one of the letters to his mother, he said he had not slept in 10 days. I can't imagine it. I can't fathom that."

Soon, letters such as those from 21-year-old Paul Maynard, who died...

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