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Social reformer, and founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton, was born Dec. 25, 1821.

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Clara Barton (1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross.

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Clara Barton heroic women caring for the wounded during the early wars. The great founder of the American Red Cross who had a kindred spirit to help others in need. We see her legacy live on with continued work of the American Red Cross so much in the last few years with National Tragedies and disasters caused by natural weather events. Her home in Glen Echo, VA can be toured.

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Clara Barton at the time she established the American Red Cross in 1881. She is 59 years old. This photograph was taken in Dansville, New York where she was living at the time.

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