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Monroe County History Museum

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724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
618-939-5008 https://www.monroecountyhistorymuseum.org/

August 2020

“An American Saga – The Orphan Trains” by John Shontz

August 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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"An American Saga - The Orphan Trains" by John Shontz. A discussion of the largest single migration of children in the history of the world. Some 350,000 children were cleared off the streets of New York City and sent to small towns and farms across America by train and ship from 1858 through 1929. Some of these children ended up in the Monroe County area. In fact, one family's ancestors stepped off the train at Burkesville Station. This program is…

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