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Riders on the Orphan Train
Legacy Event, Presentation,
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Branch: Eagle Bend
Date: Sun Sep 7, 2014
Agegroups: Adults, Teens, School Aged Children
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster
Join the Staples Historical Society at the Historic Staples Depot for a multi-media presentation storytelling, live music and video with performers from Texas - Alison Moore, Author/Humanities Scholar and Phil Lancaster, Musician/Presenter. Riders on the Orphan Train chronicles the lives of two children among approximately 250,000 young people "placed out" between 1854 and 1929; boarding trains in New York City and literally given away at rail stations across the country.