World War II
On the home front, Wisconsin contributed its share and more to Allied victory. Despite shortages of feed, fertilizer, new machinery, and labor, state farmers delivered record amounts of agricultural products. Wisconsin’s industries responded similarly, producing automotive components, marine engines, ammunition, air-craft parts, uniforms, footgear, even ocean-going vessels such as frigates, minesweepers, cargo ships, and submarines. And on farms and in factories throughout the state, women and schoolchildren took the place of men in uniform.
World War II was truly a “people’s war.”
Erected 1991 by Wisconsin State Historical
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 33.45′ N, 88° 25.65′ W. Marker is in Lomira, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 41 2 miles north of Wisconsin Highway 28. Marker is located in the north bound rest area of U.S. 41, 2 miles north of State Hwy 28 interchange, or 2 miles south of State Hwy 67 interchange. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lomira WI 53048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Solomon Juneau House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wisconsin’s First Iron Smelter (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory (approx. 7.2 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Mayville White Limestone School Building (approx. 7.2 miles away); Berthold "Pete" Husting (approx. 7.2 miles away); Backhaus Estate (approx. 9.8 miles away); Homestead of William Hausmann, M.D. (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 5. submitted on May 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.