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What It Was Like To Grow Up In The 1940s

Joan Gage | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

When I see crowded pools, I always think that such a photo could never have been taken when I was a child in the 1940s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, because all our mothers forbade us to gather in groups for fear of catching polio -- especially in a pool.