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Ties That Bind: The Orphan Train Story in Minnesota

By Janet Liebl

NorwegiansPart of the Historical Essay Series, this essay focuses on orphans shipped from eastern cities to live with Minnesota farm families. This essay describes orphan train children's lives and the harsh lives that many were forced to live in the West.

The Historical Essay Series is edited by Dr. Joseph Amato, former director of Rural Studies, with the assistance of Donata DeBruyckere, Janice Louwagie, and Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski. It is published by the Southwest Minnesota State University History Department, the History Club, the History Center, and the Rural Studies program. It is partially sponsored and distributed by the Society for the Study of Local and Regional History. Assisting with the publication are Southwest Minnesota State University Word Processing Center and Duplicating Services. Additional thanks for supporting go to the State University Q7 Initiative Fund.

SSLRH, 1994

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