Life did not halt in the United States during the war. The opposite occurred, in fact. Cities and towns, both large and small, across the United States mobilized themselves to support the American war effort.
The citizens of American towns and cities supported their country in a variety of ways: buying Liberty Bonds, conserving energy, accepting new jobs, collecting scrap metal, supporting the soldiers who returned home, and so much more.
Coatesville was no exception. The city remained highly supportive of and active during America’s participation in World War I. From monetary donations to scrap collections, the actions within Coatesville were representative of the immense support from the rest of the nation.