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Orphan trains subject

Marilyn Irvin Holt, author of “The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America,” will give a presentation in a Lifelong Learning session at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Heritage Lobby within Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on the Tabor College campus.

She will describe how the system worked and who the eastern institutions were that placed youngsters and children who came to Kansas.

Between 1853 and 1929, at least 200,000 children and teen-agers were sent out of crowded eastern cities to homes on farms and in small towns farther west on what are now called “orphan trains.”

Admission is $5. Participants may eat lunch in the college cafeteria after the session at a discount price of $4.

Last modified Nov. 15, 2018