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From Cradle to Grave: Journey of the Louisiana Orphan Train Riders

Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Inc

Verlag: Cypress Cove Publishing, 2014
ISBN 10: 1936707004 / ISBN 13: 9781936707003
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Titel: From Cradle to Grave: Journey of the ...

Verlag: Cypress Cove Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Orphan Train Movement is recognized as the beginning of the modern foster care system. It was responsible for bringing more than 2,000 children to Louisiana. Despite the hardship of leaving their only known life behind, those children rode the orphan trains for new and better lives. The last orphan train to Louisiana was in 1929. That year the program ceased due to growing measures by state legislatures across the country to restrict or forbid the interstate placement of children. The Louisiana Orphan Train Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving those items that tell the history of the orphan train riders who came to the area by train from The New York Foundling Hospital between 1854 and 1929 and using this collection to inform and educate the public. It is part of our ongoing mission to seek out the records of Louisiana orphan train riders of whom we are aware. We continually seek to improve our methods of displaying the artifacts in the museum to make them informative and interesting to visitors. To become a member of the society or make a donation, contact: Louisiana Orphan Train Society, 610 Garland Avenue, Opelousas, LA 70570. The contact number is 337-942-7845. The museum is housed in the old Union Pacific Warehouse Depot which was located on Union Street in Opelousas. It was moved to its current location on the grounds of Le Vieux Village at the eastern entrance to Opelousas along U.S. Highway 190. The address is 223 South Academy, Opelousas. The phone number there is 337-948-9922. President: Harold Dupre Vice-President: Martha Aubert Secretary-Treasurer-Historian: Florella V. Inhern Board: Kathleen Soileau, Margaret Briley, Lucien Lipari, Hermina LaGrange, Barbara Jesclard, James Douget, Bobby Dardeau, Warren LaFleur, John Ledoux (retired), Paul Kimble (deceased). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1936707004

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Inhaltsangabe: What do three nuns, two mayors, a Baptist preacher, and the founder of a car dealership all have in common? They all rode an orphan train from New York City to Louisiana as small children! What is an orphan train? Who determined its passenger list and their ultimate destination? What criteria were used to decide who would get the adventure of a lifetime? Who were these young passengers in this little-known chapter of American and Louisiana history? These orphans arrived in early twentieth century Louisiana - a foreign world and culture unlike anything these children had ever seen. It was a world in which some of these New York City street kids would adapt and even conquer their terrifying fear of chickens. Others became important public figures that were to influence their communities and region. How would the shameful stigma of being an orphan affect their lives? Would they overcome the rejection of their past and the obstacles that were set before them? This is a collection of true life stories shared by those who knew them well. Read and find out how their lives turned out.

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