World War II

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World War II food rationing

Sugar rationing ended in the U.S. in June 1947 after nearly five years of shortages brought about by World War II. Here's a ration book from the Nebraska History ...

Nebraska Corn Helps Win the War

Farm Crop Processing Corporation's alcohol plant, Fourth & Jones streets, Omaha. NSHS RG1963-14 In a blog post a few years ago we showcased the gas station operated ...

Shelton Farm Girl Remembers the WWII North Platte Canteen

By Kylie Kinley, Assistant Editor (From the July-August-September 2016 issue of Nebraska History News)   April 1 of this year marked the seventieth ...

Grand Grocery, 1942

Color photography was still relatively rare and expensive in 1942 when photographer John Vachon stopped at the Grand Grocery at 1000 P Street in downtown Lincoln. ...

FDR at the Martin Bomber Plant

World War II raged in both theaters as President Franklin Roosevelt set out on a seventeen-city tour. The Omaha World-Herald reported on April 30, 1943, that the ...

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