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Turn of the Century Woodworking Education: 110 Year Anniversary Chicago Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs

2012 marks the 110 year anniversary for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, founded in 1906. The first Chicago Boys Club founded in 1902, by John F. Atkinson, at 262 S. State Street, was established to serve homeless boys living in abject poverty.  They were ragged and dirty, many having no coats, shoes or [...]

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Part 4: Looking Back at Woodworking Education in America – Circa 1906-1908

Part four of our look back at woodworking education in America  – circa 1906 -1908. In addition to sand papering, nailing, and screwing their items together, students were also responsible for finishing their pieces, while taking into consideration the coloring of the room , furniture etc. were their pieces were to be placed.  Some pieces [...]

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