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Salem Children’s Friend and Family Services turns 175 years old

SALEM — In 1837, a time when Salem sea captains led daring voyages across the globe, a group of women quietly met in the vestry of the Tabernacle Church, a grand, stone edifice near the gritty waterfront.

They worried about wives and widows, orphans and poor children left adrift, while their men spent long months at sea or never returned home.

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