Wisconsin develops solutions to wartime shortages
Wisconsin in first World War faced rationing problems just like today's
Like the rest of the nation, Wisconsin faced food and fuel shortages during both World Wars. During the first world war, Wisconsin developed many new strategies and programs to deal with supply shortages, civilian defense, the draft, war bonds, and labor shortages. Some of these solutions included establishing official "meatless" and "wheatless" days to aid with the conservation of food. This article reflects on many of the innovations devised during World War I as Wisconsin faced shortages once again in the 1940s.