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"Remembering The Orphans" Presented At Primghar Community Center


December 6, 2018

Shane D. Johnson

Lori Vicker presented the program, "Remembering The Orphans" in Primghar on November 15th.

On Thursday, November 15, Lori Vicker presented "Remembering The Orphans" at the Primghar Community Center. The presentation's focus was on the lives of those impacted by the historical exodus out of New York City of an estimated 250,000 orphaned children between the period of 1854 and 1929 known commonly as "The Orphan Train." In 1853, Charles Loring Brace founded the Children's Aid Society, spurred on by the destitute lives of immigrants and children living on the streets or working in squalor conditions. This was the beginnings of the America's first formal foster care program. The prog...

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