50 Years Ago* The Japanese two-man submarine...


50 Years Ago

* The Japanese two-man submarine captured at Pearl Harbor will be on display in Annapolis. A parade, led by the Naval Academy band, will precede the showing. A 25-cent war stamp will admit a child, $1 war stamp an adult, and a $25 war bond a family. -- The Sun, April 6, 1943.

* Anne Arundel became the first county in Maryland to raise its Second War Loan quota, with $1,080,613.34 collected. The County War Bond Committee immediately boosted the quota to $2 million. -- The Sun, April 23, 1943.

* Charlie Bowie of Simms Crossing near Parole and his mules, Anna and Nellie, have been busy plowing land for Victory Gardens. With the gasoline rationing, he has a long waiting list. Bowie charges $2.50 to $3.50 to plow land for a garden. -- Anne Arundel County Kuethe Library files, April 23, 1943.

Compiled by Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

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