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#ThrowbackThursday: Sowing seeds of victory

B.D. Eddie, chairman of the Office of Civilian Defense agricultural division, holds a "Victory Garden" sign in 1943. Oklahomans, along with the rest of America, planted victory gardens in their backyards to feed their families during World War II, so commercial food supplies could be diverted toward the war effort. Gov. Robert S. Kerr declared a week in March as Oklahoma Victory Garden Week, calling for the "patriotic co-operation of every citizen of Oklahoma" to cultivate every available garden spot to help ease an expected food shortage. [BILL STOCKWELL/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
B.D. Eddie, chairman of the Office of Civilian Defense agricultural division, holds a "Victory Garden" sign in 1943. Oklahomans, along with the rest of America, planted victory gardens in their backyards to feed their families during World War II, so commercial food supplies could be diverted toward the war effort. Gov. Robert S. Kerr declared a week in March as Oklahoma Victory Garden Week, calling for the "patriotic co-operation of every citizen of Oklahoma" to cultivate every available garden spot to help ease an expected food shortage. [BILL STOCKWELL/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

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Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

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