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Greater Lynn War Chest Fund

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GREATER LYNN WAR CHEST FUND LYNN SWAMPSCOTT SAUGUS NAHANT
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Blue text with an illustration of an American flag and a grey chest on a white background with an outer blue edge with white text on it.

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Maxee Co, MALDEN, MASS Union bug Union bug

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Lynn, MA is northeast of Boston and surrounded by the smaller towns of Swampscott, Saugus, and Nahant. During the week of May 20, 1918, greater Lynn embarked on a fundraising campaign for WWI. They organized a parade with 9,000 participants for a crowd of 50,000 people. Marchers included 1,900 women affiliated with the Red Cross, 6,000 school children in the Junior Red Cross, 100 doctors and nurses, and a high school stretcher bearer corps. The whole parade took over an hour to pass Lynn City Hall. Monies pledged pushed the Greater Lynn War Chest Fund to over $500,000 for war relief.

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Give or Go - Lynn, Swampscott, Saugus, Nahant - Greater Lynn War Chest Drive : May 20 to 27. | David Pollack Vintage Posters. Dpvintageposters.com. (2020). Retrieved from https://www.dpvintageposters.com/posters/give-or-go-lynn-swampscott-saug....

(1918, May 23). Lynn Has Great War Chest Drive. The Boston Globe. P.4

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CA0741
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