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War bond drive -- 1944

War bond drive -- 1944

Jul 16, 2017 - from archieves

World War II requires unprecedented spending by the United States, and everyone played a role in paying for the war.

In every community in the nation, war bonds were sold to individuals and families. The bonds would be sold for face value, then could be redeemed in later years for that vale, plus interest.

Progress was charted closely, and communities that reached or surpassed their goals were recognized publicly. That's what was happening in this picture in 1944, following completion of the fifth war loan drive in mid-July.

Fremont County was divided in to two loan regions, one centering in Lander, the other in RIverton. "East Fremont exceeds bond quota," read a headline 73 years ago this month, announcing that the Riverton loan zone had passed its goal of $260,300, joining three other region statewide in coming in on time and over quota.

It was noted that in the fourth loan drive over the winter, the Lander and Riverton zones had tied for top honors statewide.

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