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1947--The Freedom Train--1949
"Freedom is EVERYBODY'S Job"


3,521,841
Visitors
1947--The Freedom Train--1949
One in a Million
3,521,841
Visitors

Washington, DC - January, 1949
SHE'S THE 3,500,000TH-The distinction of being the 3,500,000th
person to board the Freedom Train goes to a Washington Girl.
She is 14-year old Audrey Richards, a pupil of St. Teresa's
School. Classmates watch her sign aboard.

# DATE VISITOR NAME AGE LOCATION TOKEN CURRENT AGE INFO
1 Sept 17, 1947 First Visitor John Dymecki 56 Philadelphia, PA ?? 11/15/63-Phil, PA 72 Click
2 Nov 14, 1947 500,000 Mrs. Betty Allen 21 Williamsport, PA Official Photos 12/30/03 Wilmspt, PA 77 Click
3 Jan  23, 1948 1,000,000 Miss Irene Moss 16 Muskegee, OK Heritage of Freedom Springdale, AR 76 Click
4 April 16, 1948 1,500,000 Don Hardisty 15 Butte, MT Heritage of Freedom Las Cruces, NM 75 Click
5 June17, 1948 2,000,000 Mrs.Edythe Blanchard 37 Burlington, IA Heritage of Freedom 7/16/95-Ft. Mason, IA 84 Click
6 Aug 22, 1948 2,500,000 Miss Eleanore Kuck 19 Detroit, MI Heritage of Freedom Toledo, OH 79 Click
7 Oct 17, 1948 3,000,000 William O. Johnson 50 Camden, NJ Book-Signed Print 1/24/83-Camden, NJ 85 Click
8 Jan ??, 1949 3,500,000 Miss Audrey Richards 14 Washington, DC Heritage of Freedom Leonardtown, MD 74 Click
9 Jan  22, 1949 Last Visitor Robert J. Pitner 27 Washington, DC ?? 11/12/97-Mobile, AL 75 Click
10 Jan 22, 1949 Last Visitor Ann L. Pitner 26 Washington, DC ?? 12/23/71-Chatt, TN 48 Click
11 Jan 22, 1949 Last Visitor Michael Pitner 1 Washington, DC ?? Gulf Shores, AL 60 Click
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Official
 Photos
1947--Freedom Train--1949
One In A Million
Official
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500,000th Visitor at Williamsport, PA 500,000th Visitor at Williamsport, PA

Williamsport, PA - November 14, 1947
L to R: Mr. H.S. O'brien, Mayor L.C Williamson, Mr. Allen, Cpl William R. Weber & Mayor E.E. Schott Mrs. C.E. Allen, Jr. enters Freedom Train exhibit as 500,000th visitor.

(USMC Photo By Sgt. Wojdylak)

Hdqtrs. No. 306725


Williamsport, PA - November 14, 1947
Mrs. C.E. Allen, Jr. 500,00th visitor
shown exhibits by Sgt. Charles H. Dobbs.
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(USMC Photo By Sgt. Wojdylak)

Hdqtrs. No. 306726

One Millionth Visitor At Muskegee, OK One Millionth Visitor At Muskegee, OK

Muskegee, OK - January 23, 1948
One Millionth visitor leaves Freedom Train.
L to R: S/Sgt. William J. Kuhn, Miss Irene Moss,
One Millionth Visitor) Mayor Lee and
Cpl. John R. Alexander, Marine Guard

(U.S. Marine Corps Photo)

Hdqtrs. No. 406530


Muskegee, OK - January 23, 1948
One Millionth visitor leaves Freedom Train.
L to R: Mr. Walter H.S O'Brien, Sgt. Charles H. Dobbs
Miss Irene Moss, One Millionth Visitor) Mayor Lee.
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(U.S. Marine Corps Photo)

Hdqtrs. No. 406531

One Millionth Visitor At Muskegee, OK 1,500,000th Visitor at Butte, MT

Muskegee, OK - January 23, 1948
One Millionth visitor leaves Freedom Train.
L to R: Mr. Walter H.S O'Brien, Sgt. Charles H. Dobbs
Miss Irene Moss, One Millionth Visitor) Mayor Lee.
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(U.S. Marine Corps Photo)

Hdqtrs. No. 406532


Butte, MT - April 16, 1948
The 1,500,000th Visitor to the Freedom Train Exhibit
is being presented "Heritage of Freedom" by
Lt Col. Robert F. Scott, USMC, CO of the Marine Detachment.
L to R: Lt Col R.F Scott, USMC, Don Hardisty
(1,500,000 Millionth Visitor) Mr. Walter H.S. O'brien,
& Captain John Skorich, USMC.

(U.S. Marine Corps Photo)

Hdqtrs. No. 406809

Two Millionth Visitor At Burlington, IA 2,500,000th Visitor At Detroit, MI

Burlington, IA - June 18, 1948
Two Millionth visitor Mrs. Betty Blanchard.
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Detroit, MI - August 22, 1948
Eleanore Kuck, 19 year old history student at
Wayne University receives Heritage of Freedom book
from Lt Col Robert F. Scott, Freedom Train Commander 
as the 2.5 Millionth Visitor

Detroit Free Press Photo

Three Millionth Visitor at Camden, NJ Three Millionth Visitor at Camden, NJ

Camden, NJ - October 17, 1948
Three Millionth Visitor to the Freedom Train.
Left: Lt Colonel Robert F. Scott, USMC
Center: William O. Johnson
Right: Lola Johnson

Evening Bulletin Assignment
R.S. Crawford, Photographer


Camden, NJ - October 17, 1948
Three Millionth Visitor To The Freedom Train
Left: William O. Johnson
Center: Lola Johnson
Right: Mr. Walter H.S. O'brien, Train Manager, AHF

Evening Bulletin Assignment
R.S. Crawford, Photographer

3,500,000th Visitor at Washington, DC 3,500,000th Visitor at Washington, DC

Washington, DC - January, 1949
Audrey Richards the 3,500,000th Visitor
aboard the Freedom Train received a copy of
Heritage of Freedom from Lt. Col. Robert F. Scott.

American Heritage Foundation


Washington, DC - January, 1949
Audrey Richards the 3,500,000th Visitor
aboard the Freedom Train signs the Freedom Scroll
as Lt. Col. Robert F. Scott and classmates look on.

American Heritage Foundation

Lead Photo:
The Washington Post
January 1949
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