Monday, September 20, 2021

Reminisce Society September 2021

 

Reminisce Society


Dennis Wilson presents:


A System Like no Other: The Orphan Train

Tuesday September 28th

at 10 a.m.

Presented in-person at the K.C. Hall and virtually via Zoom!

Starting in 1854 and lasting until 1929 a system which became known as the Orphan Trains came into being. It is estimated that over 300,000 children ranging from babies to teenagers were transported by railroads to every state and territory in the Union. A story that has resulted in 4 million descendants, many who are not aware of their heritage.

Dennis Wilson is a retired Canadian Pacific Railroad conductor residing in Mason City, Iowa. He has been speaking and researching the Orphan train movement for the past ten years. This program is being offered in-person and virtually, for access to the Zoom virtual meeting call us at 641-682-7563 or email Director Sonja Ferrell at:

sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org