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