The Orphan Train
Who Were the Orphan Train Riders?
The Orphan Train Riders were 30,000 children who were living on the streets in New York.
Riders on the Orphan Train: Largest Child Migration
Where did they Come from?
The Orphans came from other countries and were sent to live on New York and many other city streets. They had to look for money by getting into prostitution and trying to find work.
Why Did This Happen?
This Happened because many of these children's parents died on the way over to the United States or got sick, so they had to make it on their own.