Crestline Community Service Center

Crestline Community Service Center (HM294F)

Location: Crestline, OH 44827 Crawford County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 47.099', W 82° 44.208'

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1942-1946

From 1942 until 1946, members of local churches and two railroad
auxiliaries operated a community-based free canteen for passing troops
on the platform of the Pennsylvania Railroad station. A grateful
region honored approximately 1.2 million of the nation's sons and
daughters with welcoming words, sandwiches, pies, cakes, cookies,
fruits drinks, and other sundries. Staffed and funded entirely
by volunteers, donations came from many communities in eight
counties. Crestline's children donated their pennies to pay for
construction of a larger canteen in 1943. Volunteers met as many as
25 trains daily. They served troops on passenger trains, troop trains,
and hospital trains and new recruits and returning veterans as
well as troops from allied countries on their trips to and from Europe or the Pacific. Throughout World War II, many other
canteens were created across the nation, including many in Ohio. The
Crestline region's reputation was enhanced immeasurably by the
volunteer's service.
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HM NumberHM294F
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Crestline Advocate and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 353455 N 4516339
Decimal Degrees40.78498333, -82.73680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.099', W 82° 44.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 5.9399999999998" N, 82° 44' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 N Seltzer St, Crestline OH 44827, US
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