We had come to this dry area . . . and we had paused in it and built our houses and we were slowly creating the legend of our life. We were digging for water and we were leading streams through the dry land. We were planting and ploughing and standing in the midst of the garden that we were making.

~ William Saroyan

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Kerman American Legion Post 196 Scrapbook

This digital exhibit features pages from a scrapbook created by Kerman American Legion Post 196 between 1922 and 1943. The Post hosted social events for veterans and raised money for various veterans’ causes. The newspaper clippings show that the Post was recognized by the national organization and highlights their community involvement. The post created a place for World War I veterans to continue the bond they created in battle and an opportunity to help their own community in the interwar years. In the first few years of World War II, the American Legion, including the Kerman Post 196, advocated for helping the Red Cross and the war effort through events and flyers. Click here to explore the Kerman American Legion Post 196 Scrapbook.

 

This exhibit was made possible through the research and writing of archives volunteer Madalyn Avitabile.

Last Updated Friday, September 21, 2018 - 07:00 AM.