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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Quit before Four

Cletus Suther and family donated a quilt made by the 'Quit before Four' quilting group to the Nemaha County Historical Society today.

Members of the club each made a quilt block and signed the block. Names on the block include Francis Krammer, laurine Lackey, Louise Stuke, Dorothy Lierz, Elizabeth Frehe, Cathryn Lierz, Minnie Stuke, Rose Gress, Rita Stuke, Rachel Henry, Dorothy Ronnebaum, Charlene Mohlman, Josephine Kuckleman, Marie Ronnebaum and Elsie Wempe.
























Sunday, August 5, 2018

Mysterious Item

Do you know the history behind this item?



This trash can is made out of cardboard. The donor said that cardboard was used to make trash cans during World War II to avoid using metal in the making of the trash cans.

The following blog posts discuss the need to save metal for the war effort.




There is an imprint on the side of the trash can.

We believe this reads:
Menasha Inpervo Can
contents 2 1/2 gal
All Type
Mgr Under patent numbers
1,802,857 and 1,892,575
Menasha, Was.

Unfortunately, historical information about this item has not been found. Please contact the Nemaha County Historical Society (nchs@rainbowtel.net) if you have information on this or any similar item.