Orphan Train

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A social experiment that transported children from crowded coastal cities of the United States—especially NYC to the Midwest for adoption. The orphan trains relocated an estimated 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children between 1854 and 1929. At the time the trains began, an estimated 30,000 vagrant children were living on the streets of NYC
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Aside from writing Mail-Order Kid, Marilyn's other work about the orphan trains includes her tour of Nebraska, from 1991 to 1995, performing as Louisa May Alcott and “Henrietta's Mother,” the mother of an orphan train rider, countless days interviewing Teresa, and limitless hours researching the topic.
After a tenement fire claims the lives of her Irish-immigrant parents and she and her siblings Mattie and Molly are sent west for adoption on the infamous Orphan Train.
Wildflowers: The First Story in the Orphan Train Trilogy
The chapters in Part II of the book are original documents, including letters from children placed by parents or farm parents who took in children of the orphan trains, the first adoption law, the Child Welfare League of America 1938 standards for adoptions, and the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoptions of 1993.
Searching for home: Three families from the orphan trains.
The orphan trains have become a footnote in America's history, even though trains went to every one of the lower 48 states.
children found foster homes via orphan trains, run not only by CAS but
He preached, established schools, and opened lodging houses, but he is best remembered for the creation of orphan trains.
A brief history of the orphan trains of the past and a few photographs are included.
At first when I began reading this book none of the characters names were familiar and I thought that it was going to be a stand-alone book with the only tie-in to the previous novel being the orphan trains.
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a prolific author of numerous Christian-themed novels, with personal ties to the Orphan Trains through a much-loved grandmother.