Episode 73: Orphan Trains – Life on the Other Side of the Tracks

There are few phrases that can sound as sad as “Orphan Train,” yet between 1854 and 1928 for thousands of kids who had experienced the fragile immigrant life and the slums of the east coast, the Orphan Trains were a chance to experience a new life on farm lands and in rural American towns. Martha Aubert, president of the Opelousas-based Louisiana Orphan Train Museum, and board member James Douget join Louisiana Life Executive Editor Errol Laborde, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot, to discuss the plight of the Orphan Train kids – many of whom settled in Louisiana.

Oh yes, we’ll also hear about some of the hardships and relocation success stories…

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