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Title, side A
Good Will Fresh Air Camp: "Good Will Fresh Air Farm Spells Happiness to Children; Adults"
Title, side B
Good Will Fresh Air Camp: "Good Will Fresh Air Farm Spells Happiness to Children; Adults"
Text, side A
Reverend Richard E. Scully, founder of the Cincinnati Goodwill operated a Fresh Air Camp for women and children in the 1930s and 40s. The camp was part of a 100-acre site with vegetable fields, a swimming pool, tennis courts and horseshoe pits. The farm house on site was used as lodging for visitors. Men who worked at the camp received food and other forms of relief for their families. Vegetables produced on site were distributed at the Goodwill location at Ninth Street and Freeman Avenue in Cicinnati. According to family stories, Ruth Ann Eldridge, the frist child of Edison and Anna Eldridge, was buried on the site of the camp in 1933. Rev. Scully had officiated at Edison and Anna's wedding and was a friend of the family.
Text, side B
Same as Side A
Address
3632 Shady Lane
North Bend, OH 45052
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.158891, Longitude: -84.700472.
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