"A bit of poorhouse trivia---the Rockland Community
College, Rockland County NY (about halfway between Spring Valley and Suffern
NY) began its life around 1960 in the old Rockland County Almshouse. I imagine
by now they have built a lot of new buildings, but originally classes were
actually held in the almshouse. At the dedication someone in a speech played
upon the famous line "we must beat our swords into plowshares"
saying instead "we must beat our almshouses into colleges."
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