On the Homefront: September 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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1945-9-1 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Salute to American Workers by Erickson Bakers

1945-9-2 La Crosse Tribune p4

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A Letter from Home

1945-9-2 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Crowds Visit the Trains

1945-9-2 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Sunday Night at the Burlington Depot

1945-9-2 La Crosse Tribune p8

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La Crosse Breweries Salute American Labor

1945-9-2 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Back in the Old Home Town

1945-9-2 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Gold Star Mothers will be Honored

1945-9-2 La Crosse Tribune p11

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Buy Victory Bonds

1945-9-4 La Crosse Tribune p3

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German Refugees Visit City

1945-9-4 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Elizabeth Skemp Marries Capt. Curtis

1945-9-4 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Navy Seeking Enlistees

1945-9-4 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Two RAF Cadets Visit City

1945-9-5 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Tri-State Credit Bureau Ad

1945-9-5 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Draft Registrants Listed

1945-9-5 La Crosse Tribune p6

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Coca-Cola Ad

1945-9-5 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Offer Veterans Jobs

1945-9-6 Bangor Independent p1

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Keep Writing Letters

1945-9-6 Bangor Independent p3

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Madge (Kenneda) Gustin Has Baby Boy

1945-9-6 Non-Pareil Journal p1

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Anna Moran Marries Texas Soldier

1945-9-6 Non-Pareil Journal p1

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Red Cross Sewing and Knitting to Continue

1945-9-6 Non-Pareil Journal p4

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Job Applicants Steady

1945-9-6 Non-Pareil Journal p5

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Lillian (Dudley) Porter Hears from POW Husband

1945-9-6 Non-Pareil Journal p5

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Sunday Dinner for a Soldier at Salem Theatre

1945-9-6 Non-Pareil Journal p8

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Post-War Dairy Industry

1945-9-6 La Crosse County Record p5

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Victory Bonds Ad

1945-9-6 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Anna Moran Marries Texas Soldier

1945-9-6 La Crosse Tribune p12

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Plan War Fund Drive Here

1945-9-6 La Crosse Tribune p15

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Ration Guide

1945-9-7 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Gold Star Mothers, Navy Mothers, Service Wives, and Mothers Clubs

1945-9-7 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Military Service Club Girls

1945-9-7 La Crosse Tribune p7

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The Clock at the Rivoli

1945-9-8 La Crosse Tribune p8

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La Crosse Victory Bringing Troops Home

1945-9-9 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Veterans Buys First Washer

1945-9-9 La Crosse Tribune p7

1945-09-09_Trib_p07_Here_Come_the_WAVES_at_5th_Avenue_theater_thumb.jpg

Here Comes the WAVES at 5th Avenue Theater

1945-9-9 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Beatrice Nordengren Engaged to Texas Soldier

1945-9-9 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Elizabeth Skemp Marries Capt. James Curtis

1945-9-9 La Crosse Tribune p11

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A Letter from Home

1945-9-9 La Crosse Tribune p11

1945-09-09_Trib_p11_La_Crosse_Coast_Guard_unit_gets_award_CROP_thumb.jpg

La Crosse Coast Guard Unit Gets Award

1945-9-10 La Crosse Tribune p2

1945-09-10_Trib_p02_Hours_at_La_Crosse_Ordnance_Shop_CROP_thumb.jpg

Hours at La Crosse Ordnance Shop

1945-9-10 La Crosse Tribune p5

1945-09-10_Trib_p05_Leone_Tikal_marries_Independence_soldier_CROP_thumb.jpg

Leone Tikal Marries Independence Soldier

1945-9-12 La Crosse Tribune p1

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OPA District Office to Close

1945-9-12 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Ration Guide

1945-9-13 Bangor Independent p1

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Emily Campbell Marries Colorado Soldier

1945-9-13 Bangor Independent p1

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Memorial for Dead Soldier

1945-9-13 Bangor Independent p1

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Women's Service Club to Hear Veteran Speakers

1945-9-13 Bangor Independent p3

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Alene (Hatz) Richgruber Visits Relatives

1945-9-13 Non-Pareil Journal p1

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Tag Day Planned by Navy Mothers

1945-9-13 La Crosse County Record p1

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Onalaska Navy Mothers to Meet

1945-9-13 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Back To Bataan at Rivoli

1945-9-13 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Marcella Kiesling Engaged to California Soldier

1945-9-14 La Crosse Tribune p2

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District OPA Office Closed

1945-9-14 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Back to Bataan at Rivoli

1945-9-14 La Crosse Tribune p7

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War Bonds Ad

1945-9-14 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Smale's Ad

1945-9-15 La Crosse Tribune p2

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ODT Office to Close

1945-9-16 La Crosse Tribune p3

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A Letter from Home

1945-9-16 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Robert Clough

1945-9-16 La Crosse Tribune p8

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June Pederson Marries Pennsylvania Soldier

1945-9-16 La Crosse Tribune p8

1945-09-16_Trib_p08_Katharine_Jahimiak_marries_North_Dakota_soldier_CROP_thumb.jpg

Katharine Jahimiak Marries North Dakota Soldier

1945-9-16 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Service Wives and Mothers Club

1945-9-16 La Crosse Tribune p14

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Perry Jacobson Family Back from Alaska

1945-9-17 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Keep on Buying Victory Bonds and Stamps

1945-9-17 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Esther Ross Engaged to Pennsylvania Soldier

1945-9-17 La Crosse Tribune p6

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Ration Guide

1945-9-18 La Crosse Tribune p6

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Shops Ships Material

1945-9-18 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Labor Market in La Crosse

1945-9-18 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Blood on the Sun at the Hollywood

1945-9-19 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Selectees Go to Milwaukee

1945-9-19 La Crosse Tribune p6

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Coca-Cola Ad

1945-9-19 La Crosse Tribune p9

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You Came Along at the Hollywood

1945-9-20 Bangor Independent p1

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Orabell Pfaff Marries West Bend Soldier

1945-9-20 Bangor Independent p3

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Contribute to Building Fund in Memory of Raymond Schroeder

1945-9-20 Bangor Independent p3

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Matt Opsahl Hears from Sister in Norway

1945-9-20 Non-Pareil Journal p1

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When I Get Big by Kenneth Carlson

1945-9-20 La Crosse County Record p5

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Area Rent Control Office

1945-9-20 La Crosse Tribune p2

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USO Worker Transferred

1945-9-20 La Crosse Tribune p4

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American Legion Admits New Veterans

1945-9-20 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Victory Bonds Ad

1945-9-20 La Crosse Tribune p8

1945-09-20_Trib_p08_Almyra_Lyhus_marries_in_West_Virginia_thumb.jpg

Almyra Lyhus Marries in West Virginia

1945-9-20 La Crosse Tribune p8

1945-09-20_Trib_p08_Lorraine_Aspenson_marries_discharged_serviceman_CROP_thumb.jpg

Lorraine Aspenson Marries Discharged Serviceman

1945-9-20 La Crosse Tribune p8

1945-09-20_Trib_p08_Marian_Saltz_engaged_to_Massachusetts_officer_CROP_thumb.jpg

Marian Saltz Engaged to Massachusetts Officer

1945-9-20 La Crosse Tribune p20

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Apartments Wanted

1945-9-21 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Irene Krunzl Marries Rochester Serviceman

1945-9-21 La Crosse Tribune p4

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June Pederson Marries Pennsylvania Soldier

1945-9-21 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Supper for Serviceman at USO

1945-9-21 La Crosse Tribune p5

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Army Shops to Close

1945-9-22 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Canning Sugar Program to End

1945-9-22 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Erickson Bakery Ad

1945-9-22 La Crosse Tribune p4

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War Manpower Commission to Dissolve

1945-9-22 La Crosse Tribune p6

1945-09-22_Trib_p06_Chinas_Child_Army_at_Wisconsin_Theater_CROP_thumb.jpg

China's Child Army at Wisconsin Theater

1945-9-22 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Beatrice (Johnson) and Vicki Meil

1945-9-23 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Marian Saltz Marries Massachusetts Officer

1945-9-23 La Crosse Tribune p9

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A Letter from Home

1945-9-23 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Mother Taken as Slave Laborer

1945-9-23 La Crosse Tribune p11

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City Cab Company Asks for Patience

1945-9-24 La Crosse Tribune p1

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Navy Ship to Visit La Crosse

1945-9-24 La Crosse Tribune p5

1945-09-24_Trib_p05_Loretta_Theep_Feavyear_learns_fate_of_husband_thumb.jpg

Loretta (Theep) Feavyear Learns Fate of Husband

1945-9-24 La Crosse Tribune p6

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Ration Guide

1945-9-25 La Crosse Tribune p3

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Internees to Speak at St. Paul's

1945-9-25 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Ed Phillips & Sons Ad

1945-9-26 La Crosse Tribune p4

1945-09-26_Trib_p04_Arlene_Schmalz_marries_Sgt_Ikert_CROP_thumb.jpg

Arlene Schmalz Marries Sgt. Ikert

1945-9-26 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Eunice Peterson Engaged to Sailor

1945-9-26 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Virginia Hass Engaged to Colorado Officer

1945-9-27 Bangor Independent p1

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Canning Sugar Permits Ending

1945-9-27 Bangor Independent p1

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Daughter of Late Lt. Albert Larson

1945-9-27 Non-Pareil Journal p1

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Waste Paper Collection in West Salem

1945-9-27 Non-Pareil Journal p4

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Life in Wartime Belgium Told in Pen-pal Letter

1945-9-27 Non-Pareil Journal p8

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Neshonoc Light and Power Co. Ad

1945-9-27 La Crosse Tribune p9

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Tim Salvage Collection

1945-9-27 La Crosse Tribune p10

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Book Tells of Nurse's Experiences

1945-9-27 La Crosse Tribune p13

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Army & Navy Inductees Listed

1945-9-27 La Crosse Tribune p15

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City Resident Helps Perfect Secret Weapon

1945-9-28 La Crosse Tribune p2

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Final Tin Can Drive

1945-9-28 La Crosse Tribune p2

1945-09-28_Trib_p02_Schubert_to_chair_clothing_drive_CROP_thumb.jpg

Schubert to Chair Clothing Drive

1945-9-28 La Crosse Tribune p2

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State Guard Manuevers at Camp Douglas

1945-9-28 La Crosse Tribune p3

1945-09-28_Trib_p03_Alice_Hicks_marries_fighter_pilot_CROP_thumb.jpg

Alice Hicks Marries Fighter Pilot

1945-9-28 La Crosse Tribune p4

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Ed Phillips & Sons Ad

1945-9-28 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Victory Bonds

1945-9-30 La Crosse Tribune p7

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Free Membership for Vets at the Y

1945-9-30 La Crosse Tribune p8

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Last Paper Salvage Drive

1945-9-30 La Crosse Tribune p8

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U.S. Employment Service Now Under Dept. of Labor

1945-9-30 La Crosse Tribune p11

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A Letter from Home

1945-9-30 La Crosse Tribune p16

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Seek G.I.s who saw Ernie Pyle

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