• Terrence Aym
Millard Fillmore was stepping down as the thirteenth President of the United States, and Franklin Pierce was sworn in as the 14th president. The Crimean War raged in Europe and the US flag had 31 stars. While world attention focused on the monumental events of the time, none cast an eye towards Indonesia where a most remarkable child had been born: Turinah, a native of Sumatra, had just opened her eyes...soon she would take her first steps in a long journey spanning three centuries...
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