History: Citizenship Celebration (1938)

Contact:  Dee Zimmerman
Email:  ldzimm@tds.net

----Source: Clark County News: June 1938; Compiled by Dee Zimmerman for her weekly column "The Good Ole Days" published June 11, 2003.

Thirty-five foreign bore residents were granted citizenship at a naturalization hearing held by Judge E. W Crosby and C.R. Berg, U.S naturalization examiner, in circuit court last week Applications of four other people will be continued until next year according to Berg, who conducted the examinations. Of the immigrant groups there were 17 Polish, six Germans, two Swiss, two Yugoslavians, two Finlanders, one each of Hollander Czechoslovakian, Hungarian, Swede Lithuanian and Serb-Croat Slovene. The youngest was 25 and the oldest was 80 Many of the applicants in the Thorp and Withee communities attended a WPA sponsored Americanism class during recent months to prepare for the tests. Following the exams, a festival was held in Thorp to celebrate the citizenship.



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