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West by Orphan Train

Guest speaker Colleen Krantz will present this historical program which is sponsored by the Friends of the Guttenberg Public Library Foundation.
When Jul 21, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Top Floor Municipal Building
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Contact Phone 563-252-3108
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From approximately 1854 - 1929, a quarter of a million children from East coast orphanages were loaded onto trains and transported west, where they were presented "for the picking."  The children were taken from a sometimes-rough existence to an unfamiliar rural setting. It was a different era - one that cannot be judged without understanding what living was like then. Ms. Krantz tells their story.