#209 – The Orphan Train


For decades thousands of Catholic children from New York traveled across the country on the Orphan, Mercy, and Baby Trains. Their stories show us the hope of the American experience, but also the darkness of the past.

The Orphan Trains: Placing Out In America by Marilyn Irvin Holt
The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon

The Mercy Train in Nebraska
The Story of Sarah Hunt

The Orphan Train performed by Uncle Earl at the Live Music Archive

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podcasticon#209 – The Orphan Train

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One Comment

  1. Barb in Nebraska
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Father, I would love to hear about the history of Catholic schools in the United States. From grade schools, to high schools to colleges. Thanks!

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