The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider

The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider

Record date: May 20, 2014

Author and Historian Clark Kidder shares stories of orphans transported from New York City to the Midwest. Nearly 150,000 children were sent to live with farm families between 1853 and 1929. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother, Emily Reese Kidder of Milton who was brought to Wisconsin in 1909 on an orphan train.

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