From Here To Over There : Fremont County In The Great War
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War Gardens

From 1917-1918, many American households supported the war effort by planting a war garden in their backyards. By growing their own fruits and vegetables, households lessened the burden on farmers, who produced food for troops overseas. War gardens also created space for trains to transport more troops and war supplies rather than produce. Many Fremont County citizens started gardens of their own.

This photograph depicts Eugene A. Bradbury using a hoe to dig up weeds in a war garden near the Cañon City hogbacks. Local children had their own garden to tend in 1918, thanks to the Cañon City Women's Civic Improvement League.
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