Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Double-Duty Finger Guild

A program to train and employ the blind at the Crocker-Wheeler factory in East Orange was started by company president Schuyler Wheeler in 1917 at the NE corner of N 15th Street and Park Avenue.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Ruth Lindsay, Founder of the Candy Stripers

In 1944 teacher Ruth Lindsay started the volunteer organization known as the Candy Stripers at Vernon L Davey Junior High School.  By the late 1950's, Miss Lindsay was a teacher at East Orange High School and had moved the program there.

                          Above: Miss Ruth Lindsay in the 1944 Vernon L Davey yearbook

                              The girls volunteered at East Orange General Hospital.

                              Below: from the 1958 East Orange High School yearbook