On February 17, 1949, France sent Arizona a boxcar packed with war medals, a blue Peugeot bicycle, a white wedding dress from a seamstress in Lyon, France, children's dolls and handmade paper stars. There were over 1,700 items inside.
This boxcar was part of the Merci Train, which consisted of 49 boxcars sent to each state in America. The boxcars were filled with gifts collected by the people of France.
Why did France send the boxcars with gifts? Read tomorrow's post.
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