The Little Falls Historical Society Museum

World War II and Korean Conflict Exhibit

As the United States began to emerge from the nightmare of The Great Depression, the start of World War II brought about a whole new set of obstacles. The rationing of gasoline, sugar, butter and among other things, meat, restricted the lives of every American, every day. Despite the massive challenges of fighting wars on two fronts, and then another one in Korea, the United States emerged as an undisputed world superpower. The men and women who made that happen through their hard work, loyalty and sacrifices are truly deserving of the moniker “the greatest generation.”