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Harmon’s Histories: Bonner’s Community Gardens were a marvel during WWI
Harmon’s Histories: Bonner’s Community Gardens were a marvel during WWI
It’s gardening time, at least hopefully, now that we’re past our last gasp of wintry weather! This time of year also brings back memories of the war gardens and victory gardens of the past. During World War I, with commercial farm produce needed for the military, American households were urged to create their own backyard gardens.
Harmon’s Histories: Plug tobacco was all the rage in 1880s Montana
Harmon’s Histories: Plug tobacco was all the rage in 1880s Montana
Even before the official pronouncement by the nation’s surgeon general in the early 1960s, most all of us knew smoking and other forms of tobacco use were a poor choice. Despite that, many of us (including myself) continued the bad habit  for decades. I quit in the 1990s. My confession and modern-day facts aside, I do have to marvel at the creative advertising for tobacco (particularly plug tobacco) in the 19th century.

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