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  • Homestead Remembers Ruth Campbell

    Ruth Campbell came to Homestead in 1942 with her Aunt Ruth to visit Aunt Grace who had come in 1926.  She was born in Kentucky but came from Detroit, Michigan where she had completed cosmetology school.   Ruth’s first job was in the Homestead Grocery where she said she was able to meet and get to know everyone in town.  Then she went to work at the Army Air Field, first as a teletype operator and later in the finance department, primarily working with the payroll bonds that were purchased.
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