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The Origins of Father’s Day

IN THE June 18 ISSUE

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by Margaret Mendel


In 1906 when Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, learned of the establishment of a new holiday, Mother’s Day, she began to work toward a day each year that would honor fatherhood. Ms. Dodd’s father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran, had raised Ms. Dodd and her five siblings all by himself after their mother died.

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