Switchin' Flies

The Fourth of July program at the library about The Orphan Trains was haunting. Hundreds of thousands of children, found eking out survival on east coast city streets, were cleaned up, dressed up, and herded onto trains to look for homes with pioneer farm families. Some children were abused by their adopted families, some sexually abused, almost all had to work very hard. Some grew up to love their foster families; others considered them selves slaves.
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