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Mary Washington students created a Victory Booth to sell war stamps and bonds to support U.S. troops during World War II.

Mary Washington students created a Victory Booth to sell war stamps and bonds to support U.S. troops during World War II.

In the fall of 1942, Helen D. Gawron traveled more than 400 miles from Chicopee, Massachusetts, to begin her education on the Mary Washington campus in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As was common during those war years, she quickly joined the cry to support our troops, pitching in with students from Betty Lewis and Frances Willard dormitories to sell war stamps in the Victory Booth. Read more.