|Above, from a
legal notice in an Adirondack newspaper, is some text from the 1910 version
of a law allowing courts to send females under 16 to a state training school
for girls if found, among other described behavior patterns, “willfully disobedient to parent or
guardian,” “in danger of becoming morally depraved” or “is a vagrant.” The
latter could be read as being a “runaway.”
intended to devote the next four slides to listing 32 of the 39 boys jailed.
Due to time constrains I will show only one slide. The compressed version
lists data for 10 of the 39 boys.