WWII Home Front Industries

steve rossio
Steve Rossio from the Portage Public Library has been a speaker for the Historical Society in the past as a soldier in the Civil War. This time he is featuring the “home front” in Michigan during World War II.

Well known and local historian Steve Rossio is the speaker on August 16 for the continuing series of Vicksburg Historical Society’s programs at 7 p.m. in the Community Center. He brings the story of how the challenges of supplying the fighting forces for freedom engaged in a world war changed a way of life for this local community. More than half a million men and women served in the military and on the home front from Michigan; the state was one of the most important in the war effort. Michigan industry switched from consumer products to tanks and bombers while the unemployment rate nearly vanished as Michigan became “The Arsenal for Democracy”.

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