Emily's Story - An Orphan Train Rider
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It seems incomprehensible that between 1854 and 1930 almost 200,000 children from orphanages in east coast cities were sent on trains to be "placed out" to farming families in the rural midwest. These children were known as Orphan Train riders and author Clark Kidder presents his paternal grandmother's story. This program presented at the monthly meeting of the Ela Genealogy Interest Group and is open to the public, however, registration is required. Call or visit the library's website to register.