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    The graves of the Titanic dead Most of the gravestones identical, with the name and identification number of the victim, and the identical date of death, 15 April 1912. There are over 300 graves in Halifax.

    West Park Asylum

    West Park Asylum

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    Buffalo's Orphan Asylum

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    West Park Abandoned Asylum

    West park abandoned asylum


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    Abandoned German Catholic Orphanage, Buffalo NY

    Mary Jane Baade, age 2 years, 2 months, came to Grand Island on the orphan train to meet her new family. Of the nine traveling west that summer of 1912, Mary Jane was the "littlest one of the whole bunch," she says. She remembers bits of the journey. It was the first time she had ever been outside. Placed in a New York orphanage when she was two weeks old she lived inside the walls of the Catholic institution for the first 26 months of her life. The nuns there stitched the


    Abandoned Asylum