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Location: Halstead, Kansas, United States

This is my seventh year at Halstead which is also where I live with my wife and my soon to be two year old daughter.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Richmond Chapter 16: The Second World War and Its Aftermath

While Kansas was not particularly worried about World War II before Pearl Harbor they strongly supported the war after the attack. The second World War would end up changing Kansas in numerous different way but in particular it helped to really launch the aircraft industry in the state. In addition Kansas supported the war effort through the usual methods of mobilization, victory gardens and sending 215,000 soldiers to fight in the war. Kansas agriculture once again found eager markets which helped the state but once again the aircraft industry really propelled the state. After the war, Kansas seemed to modernize very quickly. Kansas ridded itself of prohibition, set out to create a modern road system, took steps for flood prevention via dams and elected Eisenhower as president.

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