Celebrating Dads This Father’s Day

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Did you know a single father of 14 children was the inspiration for creating Father's Day? As historians tell it, Willam Jackson Smart's daughter Sonora attended a Mother's Day church service in 1909 when she decided fathers deserved a holiday, too.  In 1910, her petition to the Ministerial Alliance was accepted, and Father's Day was celebrated across Spokane, Washington, on June 19. For much of the next 60 years, Sonora and politicians like William Jennings Bryan and Woodrow Wilson…

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