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My Great Grandmother, the Orphan Train Rider For over 75 years, orphans were loaded onto trains and paraded in front of Midwesterners in hopes of finding them a new home.  Read on about one woman's poignant saga.

My Great Grandmother, the Orphan Train Rider For over 75 years, orphans were loaded onto trains and paraded in front of Midwesterners in hopes of finding them a new home. Read on about one woman's poignant saga.

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Article on the desperate conditions in the and that sparked the "orphan trains" in Kentucky - Looking for a Home on the Orphan Train

Anna Laura Hill and B.W. Tice, both agents for the Children’s Aid Society's orphan trains. Miss Hill is legendary for her copious care of the children for many years after their placements...

"Orphan Train" children from Forgetting Tabitha by Julie Dewey.

The Orphan Train - The Children’s Aid Society was responsible for placing out newsboys, bootblacks, and children of the street on orphan trains headed west, where they found new family homes. Decisions to go West, stay in New York, or move to an alternative East Coast location were made by the society and the child. The children were called orphans, yet many had living relatives. . . .

The newsboys were among the groups of homeless children that Charles Loring Brace recruited for the orphan trains. These plucky youngsters had survival skills, but needed a family to help them grow up.

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.Compelling. So many of the children put on the orphan trains had little chance of a normal life in NYC..

So many of the children put on the orphan trains had little chance of a normal life in NYC.

#Orphan #Train #History - these children truly were victims..lost parents, heritage, sold to the highest bidder across the states.

READ-Orphan Train History - these children truly were victims.lost parents, heritage, sold to the highest bidder across the states.

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