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On the Home Front - World War II
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Generations Intergenerational Center
1500 Douglas Drive
The Home Front is a chronological account of daily life for Sheboygan County residents and how it changed dramatically during World War II.
The story is told by way of the actual headlines, story excerpts, photographs, editorials, and advertisements as published in Sheboygan County newspapers at that time --- the Sheboygan Press, Plymouth Review, Sheboygan County News and Random Lake Times.
All of the items selected and included in The Home Front came from the listed newspapers that were published between December 8, 1941 and August 23, 1945.
Annette, a researcher from Maine, found many references to her family in 19th century documents at the Center. One of these included her great-grandfather’s obituary from 1899, which stated that he was buried, not in a cemetery, but on his own farm. Using old plat maps, Annette located the property just south of Sheboygan Falls. She made an impromptu visit to the property on her way to the airport. Fortunately, the owners were home and they actually knew of the burial. They took her to the gravesite, hidden for more than 100 years, behind the barn he had worked so hard to build.