“Good Will Fresh Air Farm Spells Happiness to Children; Adults”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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Kevin Stacey, The Ohio History Connection|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 698644 N 4336957|
|Decimal Degrees||39.15916667, -84.70093333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 9.55', W 84° 42.056'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 9' 33" N, 84° 42' 3.3599999999998" W|
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