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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This is the storyline of The Orphan Train, a play by American writer Aurand Harris - the latest play to be performed by the Cambodian theatre group the Phnom Penh Players.
Corbett Adoption Agency will give the Rochester community a chance to witness the "Orphan Train" experience through an immersive event at the New York Museum of Transportation.
The last orphan train stopped in Sulphur Springs, Texas, in 1929.
Sarasotans are reading the novel Orphan Train, thanks to the library system's choice of the book as a community project, and author Christina Baker Kline is coming to town to speak and sign copies.
Shaw, "Corporate Escape: The Rise of the New Entrepreneur" by Maite Baron, "Saving Superman" by Kathleen Sales," and "Last Train Home: An Orphan Train Story " by Renee Wendinger.
It's such a sweet and precious little book, And I read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, and I just started Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah.
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. Having promised her father to "look after the wee ones" Maelle is deeply disappointed when they are indiscriminately separated.
They operated what was called the Orphan Train. Children needing homes were placed on trains that traveled from town to town.
Wildflowers: The First Story in the Orphan Train Trilogy
The orphan train children later told their stories.
Begin your reading for the 2006 Young Readers Choice Award with this tale of the Orphan Train. As Rodzina watches the younger, prettier girls and the bigger, stronger boys get chosen, she realizes her future lies in the adventure and the challenge of the West.
She says that the local historical society produced several articles--interviews with orphan train riders--that appeared in the newspaper.