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Milkweed pod drive during WWII

by Wilbur Bush

In late 1944, some school children had a hand in fighting during World War II to some degree by gathering milkweed pods.

Early organization and preliminary planning was done in order to organize a contest to see who could gather the most pods. The contest would begin as soon as the pods were ripe.

The county goal was 25,000 bushels of pods or a bag per farm.

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