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Orphan Train Riders



 Orphan Train Riders Stories

Click on the names below to view a
story of an Orphan Train Rider.


 
Song about Orphan Train Riders

YouTube
(Must be signed into a teacher account to view)

Orphan Train Riders
PBS
The American Experience 
 
Number of Children on Orphan Trains
by State
 
Orphan Train Photos

The Orphan Trains
From The Children's Aid Society
 
 
Documentary about the Orphan Trains
from Iowa PBS


Interview with a now adult who rode the train as a child


The Orphan Train in Michigan
Video
 
Orphan Trains of Kansas

Stories
History
Newspaper Accounts
Graphics
References

 
The History Place
Child Labor in America

 
Quiz about Orphan Trains

Orphan Train Video
Video of what happens after the children get off of the train
Only need to watch the first few minutes