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Near North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Good Will Fresh Air Camp

“Good Will Fresh Air Farm Spells Happiness to Children; Adults”

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
1. Good Will Fresh Air Camp Marker
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Inscription.  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 Cincinnati. According to family stories, Ruth Ann Eldridge, the first 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.
 
Erected 2014 by Kevin Stacey, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 84-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 9.55′ N, 84° 42.056′ W. Marker is near North Bend, Ohio, in
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
2. Good Will Fresh Air Camp Marker
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Hamilton County. Marker is on Shady Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3632 Shady Lane, North Bend OH 45052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Harrison / William Henry Harrison (approx. 2˝ miles away); William Henry Harrison / and the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal (approx. 2.6 miles away); “To commemorate the services of the citizens of Cleves” (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cleves Warsaw Road Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); William Henry Harrison Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Internment Camp     Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 (approx. 2.8 miles away); William Henry Harrison Tomb (approx. 2.8 miles away); Abraham Brower (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
3. Good Will Fresh Air Camp Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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