The Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home, 1965

(1965) The Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home, 1965. University of Iowa

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Abstract

This is the lOO anniversary of the founding of The Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home in Davenport. Much has happened and r.mch progress has been made since that day of November 11, 1865, that the first inhabitants, 150 soldiers' orphans, arrived in Davenport aboard a steamboat to take up residence here. Even the name is different, The Iowa legislature in 1949, changed it from "The Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home and Home for Indigent Children" to "The Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Horne" to honor the heroine of the Civil War whose untiring efforts resulted in its founding.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Annie Wittenmyer, Iowa Solider's Orphan Home, Children, Orphans
Subjects: Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Children and youth
Social issues and programs > Children and youth > Adoption and foster care
ID Code: 26596
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2018 18:02
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 18:02
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/26596