Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sarah Nelings pension

http://archive.org/stream/veteransadminist1653unit Nelings, Sarah J. Certificate No. 896,441. ARMY WIDOW Act of May 1, 1920 Name of Soldier: William H. Nelings Service: Corpl and Sgt. Co. E, 27th Iowa Inf.

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Thomas Swale, dishwasher story

Clip from wire service about TN Swale in fight with dishwasher, Bemidji Pioneer, 1921 SWALE WAS A DISHWASHER ———- Commander of Legion’s Washington Department Licked Kitchen Boss, Then Took His Job. ———- The story of how a fist fight made … Continue reading

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Thomas Nelings Swale and the “Oriental Question”

Thomas Nelings Swale, mentioned in an earlier post, was interviewed for the Survey of Race Relations, link here and archive housed at the Hoover Institute at Stanford. Thomas was originally Treasurer of the Survey Council, however he resigned because of … Continue reading

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Thomas Swale and Legion fight alien leasing

In the early 20th century, laws were written in various states to try and preserve jobs and land for Anglos (sound familiar?). In Washington State, legal aliens of Japanese descent would be willing and able to pay much more to … Continue reading

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