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World War II Victory Garden

Fort Hancock

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. World War II Victory Garden Marker
This is the 28th in a series of 39 markers on the Fort Hancock Walking Tour.
Inscription.
Plant a Victory Garden
After World War II began, nearly all of America’s industries converted to wartime production. Companies that built radios, cars and refrigerators began to manufacture jeeps, trucks and planes. This placed a great strain on the resources families needed. Rationing of gasoline, food and other goods was necessary to guarantee materials for factories and troops overseas. Americans were asked to conserve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture distributed literature to citizens, teaching them to plant gardens. Victory Gardens were planted all across the country from backyards in California, to vacant lots in New York City and even in some public parks! Even Eleanor Roosevelt planted a Victory Garden on White House grounds. At Fort Hancock, families planted Victory Gardens next to their homes, just like the one you see here.
 
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Fort Hancock Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.819′ N, 74° 0.311′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Kessler Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map.
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By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Marker in Fort Hancock
Marker is located in the Fort Hancock area in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History House (a few steps from this marker); Quartermaster Storehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Baked Fresh Daily! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officers Row (about 300 feet away); A Late Addition to Officers Row (about 300 feet away); Post Chapel (about 400 feet away); Post Commissary (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
More about this marker. A photo on the right side of the marker depicts “Capt. Rodgers’s wife and children [as they] pass a Victory Garden on Officers Row in 1943.”
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, World II
 
World War II Victory Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. World War II Victory Garden Marker
The marker is located beside the History House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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