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American Red Cross: The Kissimmee Chapter

Posted by Anza Bast on Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 Many school children learned that Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in Washington, DC on May 21, 1881. She heard of the Swiss global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War.

 With the beginning of World War I, the organization experienced phenomenal growth. There were 107 chapters in 1904; by 1918, 3,864 chapters had been organized.

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Topics: Osceola County History, Graystone Hotel, American Red Cross

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The Osceola County Historical Society is focused on preserving Osceola County’s rich, cultural history while sharing it with others. This blog is perfect for just that. 

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