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In 1892 she was a founding officer of an industrial school for little girls established by the CHARITY ORGANIZATION. (2) In 1906 she joined Mrs. Herbert Adams in encouraging residents to make the exterior of their homes as attractive at Christmas as the interior. The two women encouraged people to keep their shades up, place a lighted candle in the window, and decorate with greens on the night before Christmas. (3)
In her later years, Baker fondly remembered a kiss she received at the age of three from Ulysses S. Grant at an annual charity ball given to raise funds for the HOME FOR THE FRIENDLESS, renamed MOUNT PLEASANT HOME.
1. "Caught on the Fly," Dubuque Herald, December 28, 1875, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18751228&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
2. "Girls' Industrial School," Dubuque Daily Herald, February 20, 1892, p. 4
3. "Will Introduce Old-World Custom," Telegraph-Herald, December 20, 1905, p. 3
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