Adams County During World War II
Residents of Adams County participate in a rummage sale held at Gettysburg College, to benefit the war effort, ca. 1940.
Adams Countians experienced the war years with the same hopes and fears
as their fellow Americans in a more urban or suburban setting. Selective
service was a central aspect of life for the county's male population.
Civil defense, commodity rationing, and war bond drives were integral parts
of life on the home front.
Daily life for most farmers continued as it had
before the war, with fruit and dairy farming among the dominant occupations
in the county, and plenty of demand for their products. In general, the
war years were anxious but happy years in Adams County.
The Homefront as Reflected in the Gettysburg Times