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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On April 13, 1945 Corporal Aiden Zirkle died on Okinawa. He was a member of Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment, First Marine Division. Reports indicate he succumbed to would obtained while leading his unit against an entrenched machine…

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This article appeared in the December 12, 1941 edition of the Shenandoah Herald. In it local defense official Cecil Newcorn announced he had received a message ordering the county's lookout posts to be manned around the clock. Eventually sixteen of…

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Newspaper clipping showing local men involved in the Civilian Pilots Training Program at the Winchester Airport. The program allowed civilians to be trained to fly aircraft in advance of any induction into military service. It was sponsored by the…

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Newspaper clipping showing one of the observation towers built in Shenandoah County during the early part of World War Two. These sites were designed to watch for incoming enemy plans and to monitor US aircraft overhead. They were staffed by…

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This Christmas greeting and prayer appeared on the front page of the Shenandoah Herald on December 19, 1941. It reflected on the military service of many county residents and the seperation that caused during the holidays.

As the article notes,…

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This editorial appeared in the December 8, 1941 edition of the Northern Virginia Daily. Published in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, it gives insight into how the local community reacted to the assault. 

The article echoes…

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Three days after the Japense attack on Pearl Harbor, this advertisment appeared in the Northern Virginia Daily. It notes that war had been declared before Christmas but encourages individuals to still but while prices were low.

This advertisment…

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On December 11, 1941 rationing began in the United States when the government created 7,500 ration boards around the country to limit the sale of tires and other rubber products. Between that date and 1946 sales of hundreds of other items, including…

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison of Harold Huffman Shenandoah County native and World War Two Veteran.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison of Thelma Huffman and William Barb, US Navy World War Two Veteran. The relationship between the two is unknown.

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Hugh Morrison Photograph showing Harry Taylor a World War Two Veteran and member of the US Nacy.

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Hugh Morrison Photograph showing Tom Lichliter a Shenandoah County native who served with the US Army during World War Two.

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Hugh Morrison photograph of Leonard Cook a Shenandoah County native who served with the US Army during World War Two. Upon his return he became a barber.

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Hugh Morrison photograph of Dick Wickham, a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War Two. Wickham settled in Woodstock after the war, served on the town council, and was the local fire chief.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Carrol Burner and an unknown man. Burner was a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Navy during World War Two. When this photograph was taken he was serving as an aviation machinist.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Bill Jitos who served with the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph of a photograph showing an unidentified soldier. The photograph was taken by Hugh Morrison.

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Photograph from the collection of photographer Hugh Morrison showing an unidentified soldier.

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Photograph of a photograph showing an unidentified soldier. The photograph was taken by Hugh Morrison.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Frank Walter a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Navy during World War Two. The woman in the photograph is unknown.

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Photograph from the collection of photographer Hugh Morrison showing an unidentified soldier.

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Photograph from the collection of photographer Hugh Morrison showing an unidentified sailor.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Ollie Funk a Shenandoah County Native who served in the US Army Air Corp during World War Two.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Evertt Wiseman a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War Two.
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