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Who Started the Orphan Trains?
The Orphan Train movement lasted over seventy-five years and took over 100,000 children to adoptive parents in forty-seven states and Canada. Find out who started the orphan train and how the movement sought to solve problems in overcrowded New York by sending parentless children to farm families in the country.
Orphan Train Rider Stories
What Were the Orphan Trains?
Rodzina by A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery.
Call Number: HISTORICAL FIC CUS
Publication Date: 2003