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Women in World War One
The Woman’s Land Army of America (WLAA) was a civilian organization created during WWI for the purpose of avoiding a food production crisis by supplying agricultural workers to replace the men serving in the military. On Aquidneck Island, Mr. Ernst Voight employed 8 farmerettes to work on his farm Maplehurst, located off West Main Road in Middletown (Newport Mercury, July 12, 1918).
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