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All Aboard: Examining the Orphan Trains exhibit closes

June 4

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On Saturday, June 4, the exhibit All Aboard: Examining the Orphan Trains will conclude at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. The exhibit explores the history of orphan trains across the Great Plains.
The orphan train movement was a grand, yet controversial attempt to relocate orphaned children from overpopulated cities on the eastern coast of the United States such as New York, to foster homes in the rural western United States.

Eleven-year-old bakery worker Glenn Dungey, Oklahoma City. Ellis Report, L. W. Hine, image courtesy Library of Congress.

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June 4
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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701
580-237-1907
www.csrhc.org