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The Night Ethel Kennedy Met Jackie Bouvier

Ethel Kennedy loved to be the center of attention, but she couldn’t compete with her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Ethel was outdoorsy and fun, devoted to her husband Robert F. Kennedy and eventually mother to 11 rambunctious children. Jackie was ...

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The Children Who Rode the Orphan Trains

In 1926, a four-year-old orphan named Lorraine Williams and 13 other children were scrubbed, dressed in new clothes and put onto an orphan train leaving Grand Central Station. The children weren’t told where they were going, but their destination was ...

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