Between 1854 and 1929, nearly a quarter of a million orphaned children were resettled under what came to be known as the Orphan Train Movement. The goal of the movement was to get homeless and destitute children off the streets of New York and resettle them with families in the rural Midwest. This segment from the West by Orphan Train documentary includes archival photographs and historical re-enactments.
Educational resource published by Iowa Public Television. http://iptv.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/orphan-train/
The West by Orphan Train documentary was produced by Colleen Bradford Krantz and Clark Kidder.
Video excerpts provided courtesy of Colleen Bradford Krantz and Clark Kidder. http://westbyorphantrain.com
© 2014 Colleen Bradford Krantz and Clark Kidder
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