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Erected and donated to the town by Mrs. Orrin S. Fowler. It was later moved to Memorial Park and permanent one erected by Harry and Guyer Fowler in memory of Mrs. Fowler.

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Took place on the Congregational Church lawn. Moved to Memorial Park in 1964.

Six folders contain information relative to Maynard's involvement with World War II including extensive information on the Selective Service (draft) procedure, lists of those who served and died in the war, newspaper clippings, various histories and…

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An official booklet with songs that the army could use including: The Star Spangled Banner, The Army Air Corp, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Oh! Susana, The Caissons Go Rolling Along and many others.

A pamphlet published by the Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety designed to aid local committees in establishing and training Air Raid Wardens within their own areas.

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Two booklets published during the war encouraging the careful use of food.

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A collection of applications for rationed sugar during the war. The applicants include: Mrs. Henrietta Quinn, Mrs. Laura Quinn, Mary McCook, Madeleine Prue Quirk, Mrs. Michael DeGrappo, Mrs. Ida Delfino, Giacomo DiTurino, Ada Downey, Dorothy E.…

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A collection of ration books used throughout the war that allowed the owner to acquire controlled items. Also a vinyl case to store the ration card.
The owners in the collection include: Irja Elizabeth Jokela, Charles Frank Warren, Erlene Johanna…

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Coupon for meat, fish, fats, cheeses, gasoline, and cigarettes. Also an extensive newsprint list of prices for goods set by the Office of Price Administration.

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A collection of documents including:
Application for Renewal of Fuel Oil Ration
V-Fuel Oil Ration Class I Consumer Coupon
War Ration Book Two
Certificate of War Necessity, Commercial Vehicle, Single Unit (1934 Chevy Pickup)
T, T-1 & T-2…

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At the corner of Acton and Glendale Street was a collecting point for scrap metal to be recycled for the war effort. Sign reads Official Salvage.

Alice Hanson Pillivant is pulling the wagon. To her right is James T. Hanson.

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A collection of ration coupons including War Ration Books One, Two and Three, Fuel Oil Ration, United Co-operative Butter Card, V-Fuel Oil Ration and Sugar Ration.

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A collection of posters sent to Maynard Selective Service or Post Office encouraging the purchasing of bonds to finance the war.

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A certificate awarded to Mr & Mrs. John Higgins recognizing the greatest number of family members serving in WWII.

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Picture taken on Main Street looking east.

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Chief Priest demonstrates use of inhalator to Civil Defense personnel.

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Walter Zancewicz was aboard the first ship, Marine Serpent, that entered Pearl Harbor after the bombing of December 7, 1941. The second photo is the ship.