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Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

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414 N. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

February 2022

When Orphan Trains Went West

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Children were sent to every state in the continental United States; the last train went to Sulphur Springs, Texas in 1929. This “placing out” system was originally organized by Methodist minister Charles Loring Brace and the Children’s Aid Society of New York. The one-hour multi- media…

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