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As the fate of the world stood in the balance, life continued in what was then known as the town of Oswego

As the world observes the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and honors all of those who served on that fateful day in 1944, we took a look at the pages of what was then called The Oswego Review to see what was going on around town at that time.

One writer, identified only as d.m.d., notes that "The war is not yet won. We at home have only begun to feel the weight of our debt to our fighting men … to the living … to the wounded … yes, above all, to the dead." The writer goes on to encourage support for "The 5th War Loan," and a full-page ad for that loan follows inside the newspaper.

The June 9, 1944 paper also reported on the City Council as it "takes steps to purchase tract for park," and a new "rural mail route" that was slated to begin its path in Oswego. A beloved librarian, Lucia Bliss, also got a front page mention as she prepared to retire.


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