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October 12, 2009


Poster Boy of the Orphan Train

Eleven-year-old John Brady of New York City declared himself to be an orphan and, on August 2nd, 1859, boarded a train bound for Indiana.

October 5, 2009


First Stop, Indiana

Between 1854 and 1929, more than 120,000 New York street kids migrated to 45 states across the country, Indiana foremost among them.

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