100 years ago in Kansas, November 5 – 10, 1917.
November 5, 1917
- A sugar shortage caused Topeka bakeries to quit making pies, cakes and cookies.
November 7, 1917
- Camp Funston had 30 cases of spinal meningitis, with six deaths.
- Junction City’s waterworks capacity was doubled. The town had been included in the sanitary zone surrounding Fort Riley.
- Mother – daughter canning clubs had put up 424,000 quarts of fruit and vegetables; 128 clubs in the state had 8,094 members.
- Kansas joined the national movement for meatless Tuesdays and wheatless Wednesdays.
November 9, 1917
- Alta Vista was rationing coal and sugar. Sugar sales were limited to 25 cents worth per family.
November 10, 1917
- Rye bread, brown bread, nut bread and oatmeal gems were being served at the Pittsburg Manual cafeteria on wheatless days. Pie crust was made from a rye flour and corn starch.
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