Mary's Library

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Origin of Father’s Day

I’ve been reminded by a savvy citizen of the Inland Empire that Father’s Day began here in Spokane.

Sonora Smart Dodd created the holiday in 1909 to honor her father, a Civil War veteran, who raised his six children alone after his wife died.

For the lowdown see this article from the Encyclopedia Britannica online.


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