Pullman in the First World WarMain MenuPullman in the First World WarThe story of the people of the Pullman neighborhood and the Pullman Company during the First World WarIntroductionPullman, the town and the companyThat Rascal, Pancho VillaThe service of the people of Pullman during the Punitive Expedition to Mexico, 1916-1917Preparedness and NeutralityHow much should America prepare for a European war?Universal Military Training and PlattsburgTurning young middle and upper class men into soldiersForeign ServiceA number of Pullman residents and employees joined the armies of other nationsApril 6, 1917The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917The 35thRebuilding the French railways systemRallies and Bond DrivesPaying for the warVictory Gardens and Food SecurityFood production and securityLossThe price Pullman paidWomen in ServiceWomen take their part in the war effortsThe Fourth HorsemanThe Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 and Pullman1918 and 1919The End of the War to End All WarsAndrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d
12018-07-24T21:24:22+00:00Victory Gardens and Food Security6Food production and securityimage_header2018-07-30T02:59:40+00:00Executive Order 2679-A of August 10, 1917 established the United States Food Administration. The agency was charged with stabilizing food and fuel prices. Most importantly, it ensured food supplies to the U.S. Army overseas and to allied food reserves. Its director was future president Herbert Hoover.
During the existence of the agency, from 1917 to 1920, the USFA stabilized prices in a wartime economy and supplied food aid for European reconstruction.
Citizens were asked to grow vegetables in home and school gardens all over America. The people of Pullman responded enthusiastically.
Mina Winkle came to the Pullman Factory to instruct Pullman residents and employees about preserving food. Mrs. Mina C. Winkle was from Newark, New Jersey. She was the President of the Woman's Political Union of New Jersey for 8 years, Head of Lecture Bureau of Food Administration.