Friday, January 11, 2019

100 years ago this week

What was going on 100 years ago this week? CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer of January 11, 1919. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service.

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After the end of World War I, Europe was devastated and millions of people were left destitute and hungry. The Farmer published a map of the dire situation showing which areas were suffering from the worst food shortages, as a nationwide effort was launched to gather contributions to help those war-ravaged areas.