Rockland County Poorhouse
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POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


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YATES REPORT      1824 LAW      1857 REPORT EXPLANATION
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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

"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."
     Nora Tocus   ectocus@21stcentury.net 


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RECORDS:

Poorhouse INMATE REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES
Microfilm Series A1978  Roll Number(s) 190-191  more information
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CEMETERY:

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