Start Dandelion War in Wilmette
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 May 1913, p. 1

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8 May 1913
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Householders and citizens in general in Wilmette have started a dandelion war and the yards and lawns of the pretty suburban homes are systematically being cleared of the obnoxious weed. It is said by older residents of the village that the growth of the dandelion this year is greater than in any season for years. As an instance, the yard about the city building is practically carpeted with the yellow blossoms. It is probable that the women who have started the war will urge that the town officials clean the city yard of the growth.

particularly in new grass and sod the dandelion is most prolific this spring. School boys and girls have been pressed into service by the Wilmette housewives and even in many cases the "lord and master" of the household has been given the garden trowel and invites to join the crusade.

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Start Dandelion War in Wilmette