On the Homefront: February 1945

While military operations were going on all over the world, the people of La Crosse County were doing their part for the war effort. Local industries had switched from consumer goods to war material. With so many men in the armed forces, many jobs formerly performed by them were now done by women. Everyone had to deal with rationing of gasoline, rubber, food, and other essentials. The war touched almost every facet of life in some way or another.

Date Citation Preview
1945-2-1  Bangor Independent p1

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Town and Farm in Warfare

1945-2-1  Non-Pareil Journal p1

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Joan White

1945-2-1  La Crosse County Record p2

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War Bonds and Stamps as Prizes

1945-2-1  La Crosse County Record p8

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Mississippi Valley Public Service Company

1945-2-1  La Crosse Tribune p7

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MSC Girls

1945-2-1 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Elks Collect Books & Playing Cards

1945-2-1 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Former Boy Scouts Killed in Action

1945-2-1 La Crosse Tribune p9

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War Memorials for City

1945-2-1 La Crosse Tribune p11

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Hollywood Theater

1945-2-1 La Crosse Tribune p13

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Electricity Brownout

1945-2-2 La Crosse Tribune p2

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County Draft Lists

1945-2-2 La Crosse Tribune p2

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S.S. La Crosse Victory

1945-2-2 La Crosse Tribune p8

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WAC Recruitment

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Clarence Schmitz; Helen Schmitz; Sandra Schmitz

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Thomas Johnson; Bonnie Johnson; Evelyn Johnson

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p3

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A Letter from Home

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Betty Thicke

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Every Returning Soldier

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Pappas Family Souvenirs

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Red Cross Speaker

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Donations for Memorial Fund

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p6

1945-02-04_Trib_p06_Corrine_Stone_McDougle_CROP_thumb.jpg

Corrine (Stone) McDougle

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p6

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County Youths Register for Draft

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p6

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Red Crosse War Fund Quota

1945-2-4 La Crosse Tribune p10

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La Crosse Area Church Federation ad

1945-2-5 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Corrine Stone Marries Soldier

1945-2-5 La Crosse Tribune p3

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St. Francis School of Nursing

1945-2-6 La Crosse Tribune p2

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War Veterans Rehabilitation

1945-2-6 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Inspects Marine Recruiting Office

1945-2-6 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Living Memorial Favored

1945-2-6 La Crosse Tribune p8

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South Avenue Armory Inspection

1945-2-6 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Some Wartime Divorces

1945-2-6 La Crosse Tribune p10

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War Bonds

1945-2-7 La Crosse Tribune p1

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Ernie Pyle in Tribune

1945-2-7 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Military Needs Rags

1945-2-7 La Crosse Tribune p6

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Logan Assembly

1945-2-7 La Crosse Tribune p7

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War Film at Hollywood

1945-2-7 La Crosse Tribune p9

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War Veterans on La Crosse State Team

1945-2-8 Non-Pareil Journal p2

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Ration Reminders

1945-2-8 La Crosse County Record p4

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Timber Production for War Effort

 1945-2-8  La Crosse Tribune p1

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Ernie Pyle's First Column in Tribune

1945-2-8 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Kay Cut-Rate Drugs Ad

1945-2-8 La Crosse Tribune p3

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All Schools in Salvage Drives

1945-2-8 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Mrs Peck Loses One of Her Boys

1945-2-8 La Crosse Tribune p14

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Ration Guide

1945-2-8 La Crosse Tribune p18

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B-17 Wreckage Hauled Through La Crosse

1945-2-8 La Crosse Tribune p18

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Gas Stamps Stolen

1945-2-8 La Crosse Tribune p18

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Marine Films Shown at Central

1945-2-8 La Crosse Tribune p19

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Conserve Coal

1945-2-9 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Soldier from McCoy Becomes Citizen

1945-2-10 La Crosse Tribune p2

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La Crosse Trailer

 1945-2-10  La Crosse Tribune p8

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La Crosse Trailer

 1945-2-11  La Crosse Tribune p2

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Suggestion for Post War Memorial

 1945-2-11  La Crosse Tribune p4

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La Crosse Coal Dealers

 1945-2-11  La Crosse Tribune p7

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Marine Films at Aquinas and Logan

 1945-2-11  La Crosse Tribune p8

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Janice Kopp; Betty Geiwitz; Jeanne Duff to Work in Washington

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p8

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McCoy Valentine's Dance

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Red Cross Speaker

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Rosina Frisch Engaged to Navy Man

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Surgical Dressing Centers

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p9

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A Letter from Home

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p11

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La Crosse VFW

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Donations for War Memorial

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Marjorie (Miller) Braly

1945-2-11 La Crosse Tribune p14

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U. S. Army Medical Department

1945-2-12 La Crosse Tribune p5

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American Legion Auxiliary Speaker

1945-2-13 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Navy Enlistees

1945-2-13 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Pauline Premesberg Engaged to Marine

1945-2-13 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Victory Nite Club

1945-2-13 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Buy War Bonds

1945-2-14 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Christian Science Knitting Group

1945-2-14 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Paper Drive

1945-2-14 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Hours Adjusted by Brownout

 1945-2-15  La Crosse County Record p8

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County Red Cross Drive

 1945-2-15  La Crosse Tribune p9

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Elks V-Mail Day

1945-2-15 La Crosse Tribune p12

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American Legion Auxiliary Speaker

1945-2-15 La Crosse Tribune p15

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Mrs. I. H. Peck

1945-2-16 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Paper Drive

1945-2-16 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Paper Drive

1945-2-17 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Magazines for Paper Collection

1945-2-17 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Paper Collection

1945-2-18 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Conserve Coal

1945-2-18 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Montgomery Ward Ad

1945-2-18 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Martha Bullert Safe

1945-2-18 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Speaker at Christ Episcopal Church

1945-2-18 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Woman Heads City OPA

1945-2-18 La Crosse Tribune p12

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A Letter From Home

1945-2-18 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Ration Free Shoes

1945-2-20 La Crosse Tribune p4

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USO Party

1945-2-20 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Woman Wanted in War Plant

1945-2-20 La Crosse Tribune p10

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War Bonds

1945-2-21 La Crosse Tribune p1

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Brother and Nephew Rescued

1945-2-21 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Coca-Cola Ad

1945-2-21 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Schools Cooperate Letter Drive

1945-2-21 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Veteran to Speak at Red Cross

1945-2-22 Non-Pareil Journal p5

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Ration Free Shoes

1945-2-22 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Induct 10 Men From County

1945-2-22 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Greyhound Ad

1945-2-22 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Red Cross Supplies

1945-2-22 La Crosse Tribune p16

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Kroger Ad With Military Element

1945-2-22 La Crosse Tribune p20

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Shipyard Recruiter Coming to La Crosse

1945-2-23 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Welders Needed

1945-2-23 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Paper Recycling

1945-2-23 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Former YMCA Secretary Rescued

 1945-2-23  La Crosse Tribune p4

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Red Cross Supplies

 1945-2-23 La Crosse Tribune p10 

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Railroad Speaker at Rotary Club

 1945-2-23  La Crosse Tribune p10

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V-Letters at Central High School

1945-2-24 La Crosse Tribune p2

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New Guinea Vet to Speak at Church

1945-2-24 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Soldier on Furlough in Accident

1945-2-25 La Crosse Tribune p2

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USO Party

1945-2-25 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Army Hospital Corps Recruiter in La Crosse

1945-2-25 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Soldier Speaks to Red Cross Volunteers

1945-2-25 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Stevenson's Ad

1945-2-25 La Crosse Tribune p9

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A Letter From Home

1945-2-25 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Charlene (Hickish) Hendrickson

1945-2-25 La Crosse Tribune p11

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Thank You for Library on SS La Crosse Victory

1945-2-26 La Crosse Tribune p1

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Midnight Curfew

1945-2-26 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Marine Model for Sketch Club

1945-2-26 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Naval Examining Board Interviews

1945-2-27 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Red Cross Ad

1945-2-27 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Onalaska Navy Mothers

1945-2-27 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Surgical Dressing Quota

1945-2-27 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Hollywood Theater

1945-2-28 La Crosse Tribune p1

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Red Cross Drive

1945-2-28 La Crosse Tribune p3

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List of Inductees

1945-2-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Doreen (Premesburg) Waller

1945-2-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Martha (Angel) Becker

1945-2-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Ruth (Schroeder) Huffman

1945-2-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Saving Kitchen Fats

1945-2-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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War Use of Kitchen Fats

1945-2-28 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Vets' Office Opened Here

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