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CPS camp #40; postcard; artist unknown, ca. 1943. Scan courtesy of Mennonite Church USA Archives--North Newton. 2003-0189
Howard (Pennsylvania) Civilian Public Service Unit No. 40, under Mennonite Central Committee direction, attached to the U.S. Government Soil Conservation Service, was established in June 1942 and closed in June 1943. Leaders were in order Ralph Hernley and Jesse Short. The work consisted chiefly of operating the Howard Nursery of the Soil Conservation Service. The unit had approximately 50 men.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1956

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Bender, Harold S. "Civilian Public Service Unit (Howard, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 Jun 2017.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117944.

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Bender, Harold S. (1956). Civilian Public Service Unit (Howard, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 June 2017, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117944.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 823. All rights reserved.

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