THROWBACK THURSDAY: Surgeon General returns to hometown.

Staff Writer

Dec. 9, 1918
On the steps of Columbia City's City Hall, Surgeon General Merritt Ireland poses with a group of prominent Columbia City residents.
Front row, from left: Dr. O. V. Schuman, Dr. N. I. Kithcart, Maj. Gen. Merritt Ireland, Dr. D. S. Linvill and Dr. M. W. Webster. Back: Dr. F. F. Frisier, Benton E. Gates, Rev. J.T. Bean, Alexander Knisely and William F. McNagny.