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Many farmers deferred in WWII

by Wilbur Bush, local historian

In the early 1940s there was a shortage of farm workers and many people stated that replacing these workers was hard to do. Thousands of our men took jobs in shipyards and airplane factories thinking they could be exempt from going to war and seek deferment because they had essential operations. However, many of the "higher ups" were under the impression these workers could be

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