Author:Michael D. Patrick and Evelyn Goodrich Trickel

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Orphan Trains to Missouri

By: Michael D. Patrick and Evelyn Goodrich Trickel

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Rebecca B. Schroeder, Editor: 1997

Seller ID: 211216

ISBN: 0826211216

Condition: 128 pages, 6 x 9, Biblio. Index. 40 illus., paperback, Rebecca B. Schroeder, Editor


As an "orphan train" crossed the country, it left part of its cargo at each stop, a few children in one small town and a few in another. Even though farmers needed many hands for labor, most of the small farm communities could not or would not take all of the children on the train. As the train moved to its next stop, those children not taken feared no one would ever want them.Early immigration laws encouraged the poor of Europe to find new hope with new lives in the United States. But sometimes the immigrants exchanged a bad situation in their native country for an even worse one ... View more info