On the Homefront: January 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.


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1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Civilian Defense Organization

1945-1-1

La Crosse Tribune p4

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War Industries Boost Shipping

1945-1-1  La Crosse Tribune p6

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A Year of Hope

 1945-1-1  La Crosse Tribune p7

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Gateway City Transfer Co. advertisement

1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p7 

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Manpower Situation Reduces Marriages

 1945-1-1  La Crosse Tribune p10

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La Crosse's Many Industrial Plants

 1945-1-1  La Crosse Tribune p11

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Trane Company advertisement

1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p13

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War Brings Decline of 4,056 Persons in La Crosse County

 1945-1-1  La Crosse Tribune p14

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La Crosse Tool and Die Co. advertisement

1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p15

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Allis-Chalmers advertisement

1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p16

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La Crosse's Public Schools

1945-1-1  La Crosse Tribune p16 

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Price Administration Program

1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p16

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Schools Planning Extensive Programming for Veterans

1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p18

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La Crosse County Men Sent Into Nation's Armed Forces

1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p19

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Service Transfer & Storage Co. advertisement

1945-1-1 La Crosse Tribune p19

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Teachers College Group Studying Courses for GI Joes

1945-1-3 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Ration Board

1945-1-4 La Crosse County Record p8

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Girls Wanted for Clerical Jobs

1945-1-4 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Draft Boards Give Names of Men Registering in December

1945-1-4 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Crowds See War Picture

1945-1-5 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Ladies' Aid Bakes 106 Dozen Cookies

1945-1-7 La Crosse Tribune p7

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A Letter from Home

1945-1-7 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Men in Service Send Funds for War Memorial in City

1945-1-8  La Crosse Tribune p3 

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Nurses Quota

 1945-1-9 La Crosse Tribune p7 

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War Bond Honor Roll

1945-1-9   La Crosse Tribune p9

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Henry H. Hoffman

 1945-1-10  La Crosse Tribune p5

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Paper Drive

 1945-1-10  La Crosse Tribune p10

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General Visits Ordnance Shop

1945-1-10   La Crosse Tribune p10

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Mayor's Proclamation on Nurses

1945-1-11   Bangor Independant p1

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Town and Farm Wartime

 1945-1-11  Non-Pareil Journal p1

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Collection of Tin Cans

 1945-1-11 Non-Pareil Journal p1 

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Scouts collect waste paper

 1945-1-11 Non-Pareil Journal p1 

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Surgical dressing room open

 1945-1-11  La Crosse County Record p8

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Destruction of Invalid Food Stamps

1945-1-11   La Crosse Tribune p2

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Recruiting Clerical Workers

 1945-1-11  La Crosse Tribune p11

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Girl Scouts Help Recruit Nurses

 1945-1-11  La Crosse Tribune p12

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Scouts Pay Tribute

 1945-1-11 La Crosse Tribune p13 

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Elks Collect Books

 1945-1-11  La Crosse Tribune p18

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Point Free Foods

 1945-1-12  La Crosse Tribune p2

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B. F. Goodrich Tires

 1945-1-12  La Crosse Tribune p7

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Navy Mothers

 1945-1-12 La Crosse Tribune p7 

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Office of Defense Transportation

 1945-1-12  La Crosse Tribune p10

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Paper Drive

 1945-1-14  La Crosse Tribune p4

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Recruiting for Washington Jobs 

 1945-1-14  La Crosse Tribune p4

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Rehabilitation of the War Veteran

1945-1-14 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Surgical Dressing Centers

1945-1-14   La Crosse Tribune p7

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A Letter From Home

1945-1-14

 La Crosse Tribune p7

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La Crosse Telephone Corporation

 1945-1-14  La Crosse Tribune p7

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Logan High Boys Help Railroads

 1945-1-14  La Crosse Tribune p8

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La Crosse War Bride

1945-1-14   La Crosse Tribune p10

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George E. Austin

 1945-1-14 La Crosse Tribune p10 

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Grant D. Gardner

1945-1-16 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Boy Scouts Collect Paper

1945-1-16 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Rehabilitation Program for Vets

1945-1-16 La Crosse Tribune p4

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WAC Recruiting Office

1945-1-16 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Tire Shortage

1945-1-16 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Rationing

1945-1-17 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Committee for Victory Ad

1945-1-18 Bangor Independent p1

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Town and Farm in Wartime

1945-1-18 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Railroad Cars of Lard

1945-1-18 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Program for Returning Veterans

1945-1-18 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Hollywood Theater

1945-1-18 La Crosse Tribune p17

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Bring Your Own Shopping Bags

1945-1-18 La Crosse Tribune p17

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Officer Speaks to Allis-Chalmers Group

1945-1-19 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Rehabilitation of the Veteran

1945-1-19 La Crosse Tribune p6

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War Memorial for La Crosse

1945-1-19 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Committee for Victory Ad

1945-1-20 La Crosse Tribune p8

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USO Planning Some Changes

1945-1-20 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Adeline (Oestrich) McConaghy

1945-1-20 La Crosse Tribune p9

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LaVerne (Yeager) Sheehan

1945-1-21 La Crosse Tribune p4

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A Letter from Home

1945-1-21 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Hollywood Theater

1945-1-21 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Rivoli Theater

1945-1-21 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Onalaska Navy Mothers

1945-1-21 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Surgical Dressings

1945-1-21 La Crosse Tribune p12

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David Harder; Glenn Harder

1945-1-21 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Rosette (Sorge) Savorgnan

1945-1-23 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Electricity Curtailed

1945-1-23 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Navy Mothers Tea

1945-1-23 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Recycle Cooking Fat

1945-1-24 La Crosse Tribune p1

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Meat Shortage

1945-1-24 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Benefit Basketball Game

1945-1-25 Bangor Independent p1

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Town and Farm in Wartime

1945-1-25 Non-Pareil Journal p5

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Ration Board Establishes Centers

 1945-1-25  La Crosse County Record p1

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Navy Mothers Club

 1945-1-25  La Crosse Tribune p5

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G. Heileman Brewing Signs Turned Off

 1945-1-25  La Crosse Tribune p5

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Urge Greater Salvage

 1945-1-25 La Crosse Tribune p12 

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Tin Can Collection

1945-1-25 La Crosse Tribune p18

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War Memorial Planned

1945-1-26 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Bernice Anna (Burns) Whiteman

1945-1-26 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Onalaska Navy Mothers

1945-1-26 La Crosse Tribune p3

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War Stamps for Admission

 1945-1-26  La Crosse Tribune p4

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County Meets Drive Quota

 1945-1-26  La Crosse Tribune p5

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Scouts Collect Paper

 1945-1-26  La Crosse Tribune p10

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Buy War Bonds

1945-1-27 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Marilyn Ruth; Robert Turner

1945-1-27 La Crosse Tribune p8 

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Mary (Lingg) Crooker; Merrill Crooker

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p4

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A Letter from Home

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Thank Local School Pupils

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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La Crosse County Community Council Speaker

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Margaret Dorothy (Miller) Hanna

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Red Cross Nursing Class

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Surgical Dressings Centers

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Elizabeth (Keegan) Clark

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Continental Clothiers ad

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p11

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La Crosse Telephone Corp.

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Evelyn (Zick) Johnson; Darleen Kay Johnson

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p12

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La Crosse Garment Manufacturing Company ad

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Mrs. Irving Peck

1945-1-28 La Crosse Tribune p14

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Doerflinger's ad

1945-1-29 La Crosse Tribune p1

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Plan Reduced USO Activity

1945-1-29 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Debate on War Memorial

1945-1-30 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Souvenirs Displayed in Bangor

1945-1-31 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Coca-Cola ad

1945-1-31 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Cargill's ad

1945-1-31 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Falk-Zolle Co. ad

1945-1-31 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Scouts Get Award for Paper Drive

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