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A mother dies, a father loses his leg—such calamities shattered poor urban families. Orphaned street

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A mother dies, a father loses his leg—such calamities shattered poor urban families. Orphaned street urchins formed roving bands that pilfered food and picked the pockets of the well-to-do. Rather than put such children in orphanages, the Children’s Aid Society in New York sent them to live with, and work for, farming families. From the 1850s until 1929, over 200,000 orphans were put on “orphan trains” and sent to the West.
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