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        The Orphan Train Movement in the Mid-1800s to Early 1900s | West by Orphan Train

        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.

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