Beyond the river stretches the interminable prairie, where the fields of harvested wheat lie wrapped in slumber; . . . . The light stealing upon the broad shadows, first touches the tops of the prairie wagons. . . . Then, making more and more progress, it shines. . . and at last, in full glory of splendor, brings out the yellow of the cultivated fields and the course brown of the sandy soil.

~ Picturesque America, 1872

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Kerman American Legion Post 196 Scrapbook

This digital exhibit features pages from a scrapbook created by Kerman American Legion Post 196 between 1922 and 1943. The Post hosted social events for veterans and raised money for various veterans’ causes. The newspaper clippings show that the Post was recognized by the national organization and highlights their community involvement. The post created a place for World War I veterans to continue the bond they created in battle and an opportunity to help their own community in the interwar years. In the first few years of World War II, the American Legion, including the Kerman Post 196, advocated for helping the Red Cross and the war effort through events and flyers. Click here to explore the Kerman American Legion Post 196 Scrapbook.

 

This exhibit was made possible through the research and writing of archives volunteer Madalyn Avitabile.

Last Updated Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 02:07 PM.