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Celebrating History: Liberty Loans and conservation


September 28, 2018

By Emily Mayer

Today was the day! Sept. 28 was the date for the fourth Liberty Loan drive to raise funds to fight the war “over there.” Local projections were that Hill County for the fourth time would oversubscribe its goal of $100,000, and there was a very lengthy article on The Havre Plaindealer’s Sept. 28, 1918 front page encouraging Hill County residents to be patriotic and support the troops. To punctuate the point, another full page ad ran on the back page with a Doughboy in battle and a list of reasons why you should buy Liberty bonds, including “You couldn’t be 100% Amer...

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