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Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946

 
 
Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
1. Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 Marker
Inscription. During World War II, forty of Troy's teenage girls, their mothers, and volunteers operated a free canteen service for troops on the platform of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad station. The group began as a few neighborhood girls providing magazines to soldiers while trains were stopped. With support and donations from Miami County communities and six additional counties, thousands of food baskets and countless drinks were given to approximately 600,000 soldiers trackside. Books, games, cigarettes, and other sundries were made available to soldiers on their trips to and from Europe or the Pacific. The volunteers of the Junior Girls Canteen served every train and soldier that came through the station, whether it was in the dead of night or the coldest day of winter. Throughout World War II, many other canteens were created across the nation, including eleven other canteens in Ohio.

(Lower Plaque):
Canteen Girls

Mary Jane Attenweiler
Margaret Attenweiler
Eileen Burgin
Marilyn Chase
Nancy Chronaberry
Thelma Dohm
Patty Fox
Katherine Hartzell
Alice Hobbs
Jeannine Kendall
Kathleen Kendall
Patty Kirkland
Doris McMath
Lois McWilliams
Phyllis McWilliams
Mary Lee Mumford
Jackie Ovenshire
Eleanor Priest
Marlene Pour
Patricia
Canteen Girls Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
2. Canteen Girls Marker
Dedicated 2007
Pour
Nanette Rudisill
Rosemary Rudisill
Mary Margaret Rush
Mary Lou Scott
Phyllis Shane
Charlene Strome
Hazel Sturgeon
Betty Tooley
Helen Turner
Patricia Wray
MASCOT Mickey Attenweiler

Donated by the American Legion Post 43, VFW Post 5436 and AM VETS Post 88
 
Erected 2006 by Troy Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.964′ N, 84° 12.109′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on West Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is between Crawford and Union Streets, in Herrlinger Park. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 (a few steps from this marker); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Engine Storage Location (approx. half a mile away); Overfield Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Troy Veterans Memorial
Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
3. Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 Marker
Herrlinger Park in background
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Staunton Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); WACO Aircraft Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Thomas Cemetery / Abraham Thomas (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Troy.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public WorkPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Herrlinger Park Sign Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
4. Herrlinger Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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