Morningside Women's Club knit sweaters for soliders during World War II. Students at Wooddale School collected newspapers and scrap metal to fund the war effort. Everyone walked or took the streetcar because gas was rationed. Edina residents raised chickens in their backyards and planted Victory Gardens to feed their families.
During World War II, the whole country participated in the war effort, not just the soldiers fighting on the front line. We're working on an exhibit that will capture that period of time in Edina. Please help by donating or loaning photos or artifacts that will tell that story. Call me at 612-928-4577 to find out more.
Photo donated by Nancy Gregg Shehi shows Mr. Engen's science class at Wooddale School in 1942-43. Students responded to the need to collect scrap metal for the war effort by bringing in metal keys, shown on a string across middle row. From left to right, top row: Dick Jamieson, Bill Smith, Mary Ellen Shufflebein, Jackie Broderson, Marilyn Hutchinson, Diane Fait, Mary Cardle, Margie Christopher, Mariane Borglin, Jeanine Boulay. Middle row: Susan McQueen, Marian Merchant, Emily Hartzell, Sally Jackson, Penny Covell, Sally Wyatt, Mary Ann Johnson, Barbara Whitcomb, Norma Anderson. Bottom row: Chuck Schauss, Harry Drone, Robert Harvey, Gerald Adolphson, Tony Dvorak, Bruce Christiansen, Doug Nelson, Floyd Young.
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