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Art Smith's Story
- Arthur F. Smith, an orphan train rider in 1922, tells his personal story.
- Background on the orphan trains that brought children from overcrowded homes and orphanages in the big northeastern cities to homes out west.
Orphan Trains of Kansas
- Stories, articles, bibliographies, timeline and other information on orphans shipped west at the turn of the century in hopes of a better life.
Riders on an Orphan Train
- Provides a brief history of the orphan trains and the stories of riders Anna May Potthoff Keeton and William James Kimmel.
The Orphan Trains
- From P.B.S.'s "The American Experience." This site provides information about the orphan trains designed to take their passengers to a better place and a fresh start.
They Rode the Orphan Trains
- An article about the orphan trains of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the children who rode them.
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