While WWII raged overseas, Winnetkans on the Home Front went to work. Over 2,000 households registered Victory Gardens in 1943. Policeman Bethel “Tiny” Schultz of 796 Green Bay Road was a particularly patriotic gardener. He worked the night shift, so during the day he tended neighbors’ gardens and raised bees and chickens. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Schultz only slept 5 hours a day.
War Effort Victory Gardens, narrated by Meagan McChesney
CLICK HERE to read more about Winnetka’s involvement in World War II from an article that appeared in the Gazette.