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Orphan Train Riders, Offspring Seek Answers about Heritage

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Jean Powers
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 From the 1850s to 1929, about 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children from New York and other East Coast cities were sent west to be resettled. A growing number of descendants of the orphan train riders want to know more.

Posted by Jean Powers at 02/02/2012 03:25:00 PM | 


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