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This article published in the Moundridge Journal covers a Red Cross sale that netted more than $2,600. The item that made the most money was a three-inch square American flag made of silk. The flag, purchased by a group of German American farmers led by John J. Goering, bought the tiny flag for the sum of $1200. The flag was then resold to the "whole community."

Creator: Moundridge Journal
Date: June 20, 1918

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This article can be used to help students appreciate the level of involvement that Red Cross drives often generated during World War I. In addition, the events discussed in the article can help students understand why many were so angry at anyone that failed to support the Red Cross, regardless of their reasons for not doing so.

KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I

Item Number: 213530
Call Number: M 976, Microfilm Collection, Moundridge Journal, 3/8/1917 - 12/25/1919
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213530

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