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Celebrating History: Gussenhoven return delayed by the Great War


September 21, 2018

As the effects of The Great War raged on in Europe, it was only a matter of time before it started to affect the U. S. labor force. Articles in the Sept. 21, 1918 edition of The Havre Plaindealer stated the government was still in need of stenographers; auto owners were encouraged to “dispense with chauffeurs” to fill mechanic positions; another article estimated a 1 million-person shortage in unskilled workers and that the shortage for skilled workers was getting serious, but went to state that jobs on farms, railroads and in mines remained well-filled as these were deemed “essential...

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