Resources for a lesson used in the Forde/Wendel Pageant Class.
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2014
- World War II's Home Front: North Dakota and the Nation
World War II had a profound influence on the nation and North Dakota. Although no fighting took place on the American mainland, the war engulfed the nation and state, becoming the focus of all activity between 1942 and 1945. Viewing the nation as a whole, historians have drawn several conclusions about the significant changes that came about as a result of the war.
- The Home Front, 1941-1945: A Special Report
Life changed dramatically for North Dakotans who remained at home during the war. They were asked, sometimes ordered, to endure hardships so that food and materiel would be available for the armed forces who were fighting in the Pacific, Europe, and North Africa.
- The Home Front Around the State
A collection of short news stories from around the state of North Dakota describes the headline-making news from 1941-1945.
- World War II Victory Garden Posters/Information
Click on numbers 11 thru 18 on bottom of page to see more posters.
- U.S. Department of Justice Internment Facilities WW II
Scroll down to Fort Lincoln, Bismarck North Dakota
- Paltry War Contracts in North Dakota During World War II
- The Great Plains During World War II - Agriculture
- Oakes Woman Recalls Her Days as "Rosie the Riveter"
- North Dakota Farm 'Girls' Remember Welding Days
- NoDak History: World War II blackout in Bismarck
- Down on the Farm, 1945-1972: A Background Report
The war lifted North Dakota out of the Great Depression