Shenandoah County Library Archives

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This newspaper article appeared in the Daily News-Record on July 17, 1942. During that time period, residents of Shenandoah County were fully mobilized to help fight the Second World War. On the Home Front individuals worked in war plants, harvested…

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Photograph showing the aircraft observation tower located in Edinburg Virginia. Such towers were built and staffed by local civil defense groups in order to warn of possible enemy attack and to monitor aircraft over the area.

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An image of Joseph Luther Burner of Maurertown Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on January 7, 1942 and was trained in Parris Island South Carolina.

On October 26 1942 he was deployed to the Pacific where he served in the…

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A photograph showing Earl Dyer of Woodstock taken by Hugh Morrison of Woodstock.

Earl Franklin Dyer had enlisted in the US Army in May of 1945. A native of Woodstock, he was living in Mananas Virginia at the time because it was the closest High…

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Letter from Joseph M. Hines, a Toms Brook native who was then serving in the United States Marine Corps, to his parents Duval and Mary Hines in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent from Camp Joseph H. Pendleton in California on October 17, 1943.

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Letter from Joseph M. Hines to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent from New River Marine Base in North Carolina and is dated December 15 1941.

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Postcard sent to "Maw" from Joseph M. Hines. Most likely "Maw" is his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia.

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Postcard addressed to "Paw" from Joseph M. Hines. Most likely "Paw" refers to his father Duval “Du” Hines of Toms Brook Virginia.

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Postcard to "Mother, Dad, and Sis" from Joseph M. Hines, USMC. The postcard is dated October 1, 1942 and was sent to his parents Duval and Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia.

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Postcard sent to "Dear Mother" from Joseph M. Hines. The postcard is dated October 4, 1942 and is sent from Paris Island Marine Barracks. It is addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. DD Hines" which are Mary and Duval Hines of Toms Brook, Joseph's parents.

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Letter to "Dear Family (Mother Dad & Emma)" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Paris Island Marine Barracks on October 6 1942 where Joseph was a USMC recruit. His mother and father were Mary and Duval Hines of Toms Brook. Emma was his sister.

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Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Paris Island Marine Barracks on October 9, 1942 where Joseph Hines was a Marine Corps Private. The letter is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Hines of Toms Brook. This refers to Joseph's…

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Letter sent to ""Dear Mother & Dad & Sid & Sis (Ha)" from Joseph M. Hines. The letter is addressed to Mrs. D.D. Hines of Toms Brook which refers to Mary Hines, Joseph's mother. His father was Duval Hines and his sister was Emma Hines. The identity of…

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Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Parris Island Marine Corps Barracks where Joseph Hines was serving as a Marine Recruit. It was sent on November 19, 1942 and is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook who is…

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Photograph showing an unidentified woman. The image is labeled "July 31, 1868." Artificial rose coloring has been added to her cheeks.

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Letter to "Dear Mother" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Parris Island Marine Barracks where Joseph was a Marine recruit. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" which was Joseph's mother Mary.

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Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. Sent from New River North Carolina to Mrs. D.D. (Mary) Hines, mother of Joseph.

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Letter written to "Dear Mother & All" from Joseph Hines. It was sent from New River North Carolina while Private Hines, USMC, was awaiting deployment overseas. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" who is Mary Hines of Toms Brook, Joseph's…

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Letter written to "Dear Mother & All" from Joseph Hines. It was sent from New River North Carolina while Private Hines, USMC, was awaiting deployment overseas. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" who is Mary Hines of Toms Brook, Joseph's…

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Letter written to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from New River USMC Barracks were Joseph had been assigned after basic training. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook who was Mary Hines, Joseph's mother.

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Unlabeled letter containing a list of questions and answers written by Joseph M. Hines. The letter was sent from an unknown location to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook who was Joseph's mother Mary Hines.

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Postcard addressed to "Dearest Mother." Sent by Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The card was sent from San Juan Capistrano which was the location of Camp Pendelton in California.

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Letter written to "Dear Mother" (Mary Hines of Toms Brook) from Joseph M. Hines, USMC. It was sent from unknown location. Page 3 and 4 of the letter contain a list of questions sent to Joseph Hines which he answered and returned.

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Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his family on May 29, 1943. It is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" who is his mother, Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. It was sent from Oceanside California, home to Camp Pendleton.

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Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his family in Toms Brook Virginia. The envelope is addressed to his mother Mary Hines. The letter was sent from an unknown location.
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