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Raggedy Ann's 100 Years as one of America's Most Famous Dolls

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Raggedy Ann's 100 Years as one of America's Most Famous Dolls

Over 100 years ago back in 1915, Raggedy Ann was first patented and released by Johnny Gruelle, a now famous cartoonist, illustrator, and author. More than just a doll, Raggedy Ann (and later her brother, Raggedy Andy) were put into a multitude of stories written by Gruelle and became extremely well known characters throughout the United States.  What is interesting, however, is the fact that there are a large number of varying stories and legends regarding the origins of Raggedy Ann. Many of these stories have contributed to the overall legacy and spirit of Raggedy Ann, even though they may...

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