Remember When: Buried 'treasure' leads to buried history

Few readers will themselves remember the salvage drives of World War II, but may remember the stories passed down by their parents and grandparents...

January 9, 2023
1:44 PM

Few readers will themselves remember the salvage drives of World War II, but may remember the stories passed down by their parents and grandparents. 'Today a nation-wide 16-day rubber salvage campaign started. The amount of scrap rubber collected in this period will probably decide whether or not we mid-westerners must accept gasoline rationing,' reported the Eagle-Gazette (15 June 1942).The article continued: 'Take your collection to the nearest filling station and receive a cent per pound in return.

Joyce Harvey