What do three nuns, two mayors, a Baptist preacher, and the founder
of a car dealership all have in common? They all rode an orphan
train from New York City to Louisiana as small children What is an
orphan train? Who determined its passenger list and their ultimate
destination? What criteria were used to decide who would get the
adventure of a lifetime? Who were these young passengers in this
little-known chapter of American and Louisiana history? These
orphans arrived in early twentieth century Louisiana a foreign
world and culture unlike anything these children had ever seen. It
was a world in which some of these New York City street kids would
adapt and even conquer their terrifying fear of chickens. Others
became important public figures that were to influence their
communities and region. How would the shameful stigma of being an
orphan affect their lives? Would they overcome the rejection of
their past and the obstacles that were set before them? This is a
collection of true life stories shared by those who knew them well.
Read and find out how their lives turned out."
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