Once Upon A Time, Once Upon A Town

November 10, 2008 // Filed under Uncategorized

“Once upon a time,” the spirit of American volunteerism inspired a wildly successful war effort project. Women from the region of North Platte, Nebraska, organized a canteen at the North Platte train depot to provide refreshments and entertainment for World War II service personnel who deboarded while the trains had their scheduled servicing. At the height of this effort, over 3,000 service people were treated to nourishing homemade goods every day. Bob Greene’s book, Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, chronicles this story and will be discussed at Memoirs and Coffee, a Bernardsville Public Library book group, on Tuesday, November 18th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

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