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Elyra in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of Easter Seal Society

 
 
Birthplace of Easter Seal Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
1. Birthplace of Easter Seal Society Marker
Inscription.  The nation-wide Easter Seal movement, the first major voluntary effort to provide treatment for the crippled, was founded on this site with the organization of the Ohio Society for Crippled Children by Edgar F. (Daddy) Allen, April 22, 1919.
 
Erected 1969 by the National Easter Seals Society for Crippled Children and Adults and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 22.045′ N, 82° 5.798′ W. Marker is in Elyra, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on East Broad Street east of East River Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 E Broad St, Elyria OH 44035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Elyria (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monteith Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldier’s Monument
Birthplace of Easter Seal Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
2. Birthplace of Easter Seal Society Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Elyria War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tragedy at 5th Street and Middle Avenue (approx. 0.6 miles away); King Solomon Lodge No. 56 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lorain County Community College (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elyra.
 
Also see . . .  The Story of Easterseals. Excerpt:
As America’s largest nonprofit health care organization, Easterseals is committed to the comprehensive health and wellness of the more than 1.4 million people it serves each year and is prepared to respond to the needs of the one in four Americans living with disability today with outcomes-based services for all disabilities throughout the lifespan.
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The overwhelming public support for the Easter “seals” campaign triggered a nationwide expansion of the organization and a swell of grassroots efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. By 1967, the Easter “seal” was so well recognized, the organization formally adopted the name "Easter Seals."
(Submitted on December 10, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Easter Seals from the 1930s and 1940s image. Click for full size.
via Wikimedia Commons, photographed by Nickpo
3. Easter Seals from the 1930s and 1940s
Beginning in 1934, a different seal or seals are designed every year and distributed in fundraisers by mail. They collected by philatelists and cataloged under Charity Seals.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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