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riders on the orphan train

A Multi-Media Program
• Storytelling • Live music • Video


Riders on the Orphan Train chronicles the lives of two children among approximately 250,000 young people "placed out" between 1854 and 1929; boarding trains in New York City and literally given away at rail stations across the country. From the teeming streets of New York among a crush of immigrants;  through the winding down of the old West; the dustbowl Riders on the Orphan Train is a story of the search for home, of dislocation, of loss and the rapidly-changing quality of American life.

A chapter of the novel is featured in the Riders on the Orphan Train touring program. For more information about the book, please visit Alison Moore's website.


Alison Moore | Phil Lancaster

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