Orphan Train

In what time period did the Orphan Train experience occur? What was the Orphan Train Experience?

Orphan Train is a book that took place in 1854-1929. The 'orphan train' would take you to farmlands all over the Midwest and people would decide their fate on chance and the place they would live.

Who were the Orphan Train Riders?

The children in the east coast of America that had been abandoned would get on and be the orphan train riders.

How were the riders treated?

Most children were treated fairly decent. They got the opportunity to have a family and a place to live. Some ocassion, some families took advantage of the children or over worked them.