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Crumbs From the Cracker Barrel

June 30, 2004

In 1815 the Female Society for Instructing Poor Children was formed in Hagerstown. By 1827 more than 100 youngsters had been assisted by the organization. Many of the homeless, ages 5 to 12, found new homes, and were taught reading, writing and arithmetic. In addition to academic pursuits, girls were taught how to sew and knit.

- From the Cracker Barrel

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