The Orphan Train Riders
By Berkley Williams
What was the orphan train?
"The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest."-Wikepedia
Above is a image of the actual train that boarded the orphans.
Above is a image of the orphans that has actually rode the train. Notice that the way they were pampered was not succesful
Here is a flyer for the orphan train
How many people boarded the orphan train?
A quarter million children rode the orphan trains from 1854 to 1929.
The Orphan Trains