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History of the Orphan Trains

Delve into the history of the famous Orphan Trains and learn about local accounts of the trains that passed through Marcus with historian Dennis Wilson.
When Jun 21, 2017
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
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Noted historian Dennis Miller will give an informative, interactive program on the famed Orphan Trains that brought orphaned and abandoned children from the crowded orphanages of New York to families throughout the midwest.  Many of the children were adopted by loving families who raised them as their own, while others were viewed as cheap farm labor.  Come and learn about this fascinating period in American history, and find out a little about the youngsters who came to the Marcus area on the trains, too.