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Recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

Recreation center for servicemen and factory workers in Leavenworth Kansas. The center was part of the Works Progress Administration.

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Governor Arthur Capper to Phil Crab

Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)

Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka (Shawnee County) writes to Phil Crab of Ada (Ottawa County) requesting that he donate to the Red Cross. The Governor's request was prompted by a letter from Ottawa County Attorney, Lee Jackson, who informed the Governor of the resident's refusal to donate and the subsequent threats made by local residents against him. During WWI, persons whose allegiance to the United States was suspect were often referred to as "slackers." In his letter, the Governor encourages Mr. Crab to support the war by donating to the Red Cross and assures him that he will be considered a "disloyal citizen" or "slacker" if he does not. See Lee Jackson to Governor Arthur Capper, 8 June 1918.

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