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Allegany County women in World War I

Women in World War I Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


In addition to 99 local nurses going off to WWI in 1917, the local Women’s Preparedness Committee noted that women were fast taking their place in all walks of life including working in most of the local industries as well as in the creation of war gardens to increase the flow of food overseas. African-American women organized their own separate clubs and reported 111 war gardens in Cumberland alone by November 1917.


Text - Stegmaier, Dean, Kershaw, and Wiseman.

From Allegany County – A History, Stegmaier, Dean, Kershaw and Wiseman.

The button is the Allegany County War Garden Association membership button, World War I, 1918. It is from the collection of Albert and Angela Feldstein.

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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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