On February 21, 1947, The federal government had already allowed each household to purchase five pounds of sugar in the year’s first three months. Now they announced that families would be able to get a total of ten pounds more between April and the end of September. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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