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Beginning in the late 1800's in rural America and continuing well into the 1900's, children were required to bring a clean handkerchief to school.  Because it was no easy matter to always have a clean hanky on hand, mothers hit upon the idea of sending their children to school with two handkerchiefs; a clean one to show the teacher and a working handkerchief that could stand up to frequent washings.

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