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The Orphan Trains


or over 75 years, these Orphan Trains rolled along, delivering their precious young riders to new homes. Thousands of children were transfered from the over-crowded orphanages and homes in the large cities in the northeastern United States, to live with new families on farms throughout the middle West. Here is a little history of the Orphan Train Movement.

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