Orphan train journey

Orphan train journey Author Janine Rancourt
ISBN-10 0618292438
Release 2004
Pages 15
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An orphan boy's journey by train from New York City to Kansas where he is adopted to help in the fields.

Journey s End

Journey s End Author Barbara Heise Grooman
ISBN-10 9780595172412
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 108
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Journey’s End is the story of a remarkable man, George Wells of Nebraska, an Orphan Train Rider. Readers first met him as the hero of Train To Red Cloud, A Small Boy’s Journey. In these pages meet him as the author did… through personal letters, anecdotes from friends and neighbors who knew him, and the author’s sentimental journey to Red Cloud to trace his steps. The train that brought him to Red Cloud was not the end, but the beginning, of a joyous journey through life.

From Cradle to Grave

From Cradle to Grave Author Inc Louisiana Orphan Train Society
ISBN-10 1936707004
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 104
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What do three nuns, two mayors, a Baptist preacher, and the founder of a car dealership all have in common? They all rode an orphan train from New York City to Louisiana as small children! What is an orphan train? Who determined its passenger list and their ultimate destination? What criteria were used to decide who would get the adventure of a lifetime? Who were these young passengers in this little-known chapter of American and Louisiana history? These orphans arrived in early twentieth century Louisiana - a foreign world and culture unlike anything these children had ever seen. It was a world in which some of these New York City street kids would adapt and even conquer their terrifying fear of chickens. Others became important public figures that were to influence their communities and region. How would the shameful stigma of being an orphan affect their lives? Would they overcome the rejection of their past and the obstacles that were set before them? This is a collection of true life stories shared by those who knew them well. Read and find out how their lives turned out.

Emily s Story

Emily s Story Author Clark Kidder
ISBN-10 0692588957
Release 2016-02-15
Pages 180
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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 1929. 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. 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. In this book, the author tells the true story of his paternal grandmother, the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who, at the tender age of thirteen, became one of the aforementioned children who rode an Orphan Train. In 1906, Emily was plucked from the Elizabeth Home for Girls, which was operated by the Children's Aid Society, and placed on a train, along with eight other children, bound for Hopkinton, Iowa. Emily s journey, as it turned out, was only just beginning. Life had many lessons in store for her - lessons that would involve perseverance, overcoming adversity, finding lasting love, and suffering great loss. Emily's story is told through the use of primary material, oral history, interviews, and historical photographs. It is a tribute to the human spirit of an extraordinary young girl who became a woman - a woman to whom the heartfelt phrase "there's no place like home," had a very profound meaning.

From Orphan Train to Manhood

From Orphan Train to Manhood Author Helen Allee Breedlove
ISBN-10 9781475988215
Release 2013-06
Pages 248
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In 1928, ten-year-old Lenvil O'Loughlin and his two younger brothers are picked up off the squalid streets of New York City and put on an orphan train headed west. Scared and fearful of what the future holds, Lenvil only hopes the three of them can stay together. When the train screeches to a halt in Lebanon, Missouri, Lenvil's brothers are selected by a childless couple. However, Lenvil is left to agonize over the separation and is put back on the train to go farther west. In Springfield, he is taken by Eldon Detherage, a cruel taskmaster who wants a boy for no other reason than to work on his farm. Fortunately, Lenvil has a champion in Eldon's wife, Velma, who treats him with the kindness he desperately needs. As the impact of the Great Depression spreads, everyone is struggling just to survive. As the years pass, Lenvil copes with the hardships of life on the farm as best he can, but he also makes himself a promise: someday he will find his brothers and make a better life for them all.

Orphan Train Behind the Story

Orphan Train   Behind the Story Author Jillian Warman
ISBN-10 9781500657970
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 58
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Christina Baker Kline wanted to do something she’d never done before: write a work of fiction based on historically accurate information. And if that’s not difficult enough, she faced incredible heartache in the midst of writing the book. But, Kline never gave up on her writing, pushing through the pain until Orphan Train was published. Her novel has enjoyed great success—in part because it discusses feelings many can relate to: neglect, rejection, hope, redemption. It isn’t a fairytale; rather, Kline created a work of authenticity—a work about struggle and hope and new beginnings. Orphan Train is also a fictional account of a real time in US history in which orphans were relocated to various homesteads in the Midwest. The journeys these children had to make involved much more than a train ride and Kline does a brilliant job illustrating what they went through. Orphan Train is a masterpiece in every way and a creative account of a very real time in US history. Experience: The Behind the Story Effect After reading a BTS... You feel inspired to follow your hearts and dreams... — Arshi Ever been backstage at a concert? Here you go -- in written form. — Author, Editor I felt enriched with knowledge about the book, and I felt like I knew more about the book. — Aspiring Author I felt like the Behind the Story offered a new look into the book, and appreciated that, as most of the time, that angle is unexplored. — Aspiring Author It makes me discover new things, and when I re-read the book, my emotions are different, deeper now that I understand what's behind the book.— Karlen I felt closer to the writer knowing more about them as a person and why they wrote what they wrote. — The Beta Reading Club Get ready for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have...this is definitely CliffNotes and SparkNotes on Steroids. — Author, Editor

Children of the Orphan Trains

Children of the Orphan Trains Author Holly Littlefield
ISBN-10 1575054663
Release 2001
Pages 48
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Recounts the experiences of abandoned, orphaned, or homeless children from city orphanages in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who were sent out by the trainload to find families that would adopt them or take them as workers.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Summary and Analysis

Orphan Train  by Christina Baker Kline   Summary and Analysis Author Elite Summaries
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 29
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Molly Ayer is getting close to being too old for the foster care system. Amidst all the uncertainties in her life, she found a community service position to assist an elderly woman, Vivian, clean out her home. The only thing keeping her out from juvie, sorting through Vivian’s belongings and memories brought a sudden realization in Molly’s mind: that she and Vivian are similar in so many ways. Being a Penobscot Indian herself, Molly sees her journey and struggle in Vivian’s earlier age where she was put on a train filled with hundreds of children to the Midwest, full of uncertainties and luck for her future. “Orphan Train” seeks to entice the readers in feeling Molly’s life struggles where she kept her grace and strength despite of everything. Alluding to the mostly secret part of history, Kline draws attention to Minnesota’s Depression era while covering a rarely discussed portion of American history. This book teaches the reader to stay put through loss, while maintaining adaptability and courage. All and all, Orphan Train provides a comparison between American past and present portrayed through two steadfast, courageous women. Superbly composed and incredibly moving, Orphan Train captures the heart and mind of the readers through the intensity of Molly and Vivian’s journey. Intriguing, warm, and inspirational, the intertwined tales of these two strong women will definitely please readers who are looking for an inspirational new read. Definitely a must read for the years to come. Grab your copy in Amazon now.

Trouble on the Orphan Train

Trouble on the Orphan Train Author Marianne Hering
ISBN-10 9781624057342
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 144
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When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure. With each book, they’re whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure is number 18 in the successful series that has now sold over 450,000 books in the series. Patrick and Beth arrive on an orphan train, heading west. They befriend an orphan who is falsely accused of being part of a train robbery. No one will adopt the child. Patrick and Beth stay with their new friend until the end of the line. All the while, they search for Eugene, who is missing somewhere in time.

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains Author Marylin Irvin Holt
ISBN-10 0803235976
Release 1994-02-01
Pages 264
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"From 1850 to 1930 America witnessed a unique emigration and resettlement of at least 200,000 children and several thousand adults, primarily from the East Coast to the West. This 'placing out,' an attempt to find homes for the urban poor, was best known by the 'orphan trains' that carried the children. Holt carefully analyzes the system, initially instituted by the New York Children's Aid Society in 1853, tracking its imitators as well as the reasons for its creation and demise. She captures the children's perspective with the judicious use of oral histories, institutional records, and newspaper accounts. This well-written volume sheds new light on the multifaceted experience of children's immigration, changing concepts of welfare, and Western expansion. It is good, scholarly social history."—Library Journal

With You Always Orphan Train Book 1

With You Always  Orphan Train Book  1 Author Jody Hedlund
ISBN-10 9781441231246
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 368
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A Riveting Look at the Orphan Train from Historical Novelist Jody Hedlund When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn't want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance. The son of one of New York City's wealthiest entrepreneurs, Thornton Quincy faces a dilemma. His father is dying, and in order to decide which of his sons will inherit everything, he is requiring them to do two things in six months: build a sustainable town along the Illinois Central Railroad, and get married. Thornton is tired of standing in his twin brother's shadow and is determined to win his father's challenge. He doesn't plan on meeting a feisty young woman on his way west, though.

To Dakota and Back The Story of an Orphan Train Rider

To Dakota and Back  The Story of an Orphan Train Rider Author Judith Kappenman
ISBN-10 9781300222842
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 260
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"This man is confused. Home is on the other side of the world, back in Boston. How could this be home? He was just going to Dakota and back. Tom said it on the train. The Sister promised he wasn't going to stay here forever--just help with the farm work. But they lied. Tom and he had the same tags on their jackets, and Tom was gone. In 1877 John was born to Irish immigrants in South Boston. He has an older brother and younger sister. But after his mother's death, when John was age four, he spent several years in the Home for Catholic Destitute Children. Now he is to work as indentured servant until adulthood." --P. [4] of cover.

We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains Author Andrea Warren
ISBN-10 0618432353
Release 2004-03
Pages 132
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Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.

The Orphan Train

The Orphan Train Author Steve Brigman
ISBN-10 9783957039095
Release 2014-03-16
Pages 280
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Ten-Year-Old James Cannot Imagine The Fate That Awaits Him And The Pretty Little Girl Who Sits Next To Him On The Infamous Orphan Train. "...a superb, coarse-grained voice that makes you want more...the Ozark's new narrator who will stand with Alan Le May, A.B. Guthrie, and of course, the above-mentioned Greg Matthews."-Reavis Z. Wortham, author of the "Red River Mystery Series." James is ten when he is taken from a New York orphanage and sent out west on one of the infamous orphan trains, meeting a pretty little girl on his journey who will one day become the core of his existence and the source of his deepest despair. "Gripping from the first sentence to the last-I could not put this book down... An outstanding debut novel from author Steve Brigman."-Diane Moody, author of "Of Windmills and War" and "A Runaway Pastor's Wife." "Brigman is an excellent writer. I could see the characters vividly in my mind as I read the story."-Rolland Love, author of "Blue Hole" and "River's Edge."

The Orphan Train Volume 1 Jim

The Orphan Train   Volume 1   Jim Author Philippe Charlot
ISBN-10 9782818930601
Release 2015-10-20T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 48
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1990 – In his upscale New York residence, Harvey is not surprised when Jim visits him. He has been expecting him for seventy years. They met on a trip of the « Orphan Train Riders ». They were among the tens of thousands kids from the streets who were sent to the American West where people were looking for children to love – as well as cheap labour force. 1920 – This is the story of their long journey, made of friendship, mutual assistance... but also betrayal. The journey of those who, despite of being well born, would do anything to be well adopted.

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains Author Stephen O'Connor
ISBN-10 0226616673
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 362
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In mid-nineteenth-century New York, vagrant youth, both orphans and runaways, filled the streets. For years the city had been sweeping these children into prisons or almshouses, but in 1853 the young minister Charles Loring Brace proposed a radical solution to the problem by creating the Children's Aid Society, an organization that fought to provide homeless children with shelter, education, and, for many, a new family in the country. Combining a biography of Brace with firsthand accounts of orphans, Stephen O'Connor here tells of the orphan trains that, between 1854 and 1929, spirited away some 250,000 destitute children to rural homes in every one of the forty-eight contiguous states. A powerful blend of history, biography, and adventure, Orphans Trains remains the definitive work on this little-known episode in American history.

Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider Author Andrea Warren
ISBN-10 0395913624
Release 1998-09
Pages 80
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Taking place between 1854 and 1930, when more than 200,000 orphaned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes, this true-life story describes one boy's journey through foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters. Reprint.