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. Wisconsinís 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 “peopleís war.”
Erected 1991 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 301.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
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); Wisconsinís 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).
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on May 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.