Americas Orphan Trains

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Americas Orphan Trains 
A history of the Orphan Train Movement in America. It seems incomprehensible that there was a time in America s not-so-distant past that nearly 200,000 children could be loaded on trains in large cities on our East Coast, sent to the rural Midwest, and presented for the picking to anyone who expressed an interest in them. That's exactly what happened between the years 1854 and 1930. The primitive social experiment became known as placing out, and had its origins in a New York City organization founded by Charles Loring Brace called the Children's Aid Society. The Society gathered up orphans, half-orphans, and abandoned children from streets and orphanages, and placed them on what are now referred to as Orphan Trains. It was Brace's belief that there was always room for one more at a farmer's table. In 1869 a Catholic nun founded the NY Foundling Hospital and began sending children on the trains as well. The stories of the individual children involved in this great migration of little emigrants have nearly all been lost in the attic of American history. 
2016-04-21 22:09:42 GMT
2016-06-30 16:00:00 (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 
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English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Female AND Middle Age Female
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Note: Please read the following quote with deep feeling/sadness. An Irish mother anonymously left her baby in a cradle at the New York Foundling Hospital - never to see her again:

“December 21, 1870


Will you be so kind as to send me a little of my darling Bella’s hair, as I cannot ever see her myself, as it will comfort me when I cannot have her. You will know who she is. You found her in the cradle on Monday the 28th day of November with script on her dress telling her age and name, the day baptized, and vaccination. Her name is Bella Flaherty. Sisters, if she is dead let me know, and if she is living, for God’s sake send me a little of her hair, and I hope if I write and inquire after her you will be kind enough to let me know how she is, and may God almighty reward you, for I am heart broken after her. I had no way of attending to her. I am not strong at all myself yet or I am not able to work. Her father is gone away and I don’t know where. I did not see him since last June, and I cannot help parting with my little precious Bella. Here is an Agnus Dei. It has been sent from Ireland of her Uncle who is a Priest, and if she ever lives to understand it you can tell her who sent it to her, and put it on her little neck, and if she dies, bury it along with her. And may God bless you all and bless and protect my little darling. No more at present from her mother to Bella.” 
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