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G.W. Hinckley's Dream

Boys' Fund, Newport, 1888

Boys' Fund, Newport, 1888

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L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

George W. Hinckley's failure to achieve one of his dreams did not hinder his devotion to achieving another desire.

The native of Guilford, Connecticut, wanted to attend Yale and become a minister. Instead, he went to a normal school briefly, leaving without a degree.

But Hinckley doggedly pursued a slightly different dream -- operating a home for needy boys.