Saturday, July 23, 2011

1943 Ration Book

There were so many items provided to the temporary museum that I never had time to add to the website during the hectic weekend of the celebration, so over the next few months, I will be adding as many items as possible.

The following picture shows a World War II ration book, provided by Ray Bessert. While doing research for my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, I came across a number of articles of how the village residents truly stepped up during World War II, organizing metal scrap drives, meat and fuel rationing, making sure everything was followed during doing black-out drills (Deo Blackmer was the organizer of successful black-outs), writing letters to servicemen overseas, and collecting phonograph records to send to the troops.

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