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Stonewall Jackson Training School

I have made several posting along with pictures before about this place. I have also heard from a couple of gentlemen who spent time there years ago, and they gave a very brief description of what it was like there during those years. And just from what I heard, I guess I would really have to question the part in the plaque about "THE GIVING OF A CHANCE TO THE BOYS OF THE STATE WHO NEED IT'S CARE AND DIRECTION". What kind of care did they really get? Was it what they deserved? And how did you give them the direction? I thank those who did post a comment on here in regards to this place and telling me what it really was like and hopefully others read your postings. 

The bridge that goes over Old Charlotte Road from the old training school to a church, which may have been the only sanctuary they ever had there. 

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Welcome to the Stonewall Jackson Training School located just outside Concord, NC. These here are the original buildings that were built back in 1909. Of course there is a much newer facility located behind all these buildings now. It was the first juvenile home in the state of North Carolina. I have to sit here and wonder what kind of boys were sent here. How were they treated here? Did they go on and lead productive lives from here? 

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