New Video: Orphans in Ocean Grove 1878-1902

Ocean Grove, New Jersey has a long history of taking an interest in orphans. In Episode 9 of Curiosities of Ocean Grove, learn about the orphanage that used to stand beside Fletcher Lake; the trainloads of Victorian-era orphans who used to strike tents in OG, and the controversy surrounding The Willard Home, a short-lived orphanage in West Grove/Neptune that had all of Ocean Grove and Asbury Park scrambling to its rescue at the turn of the 20th century.

Watch this and earlier episodes here.

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