The Orphan Train Movement 1854-1929. a welfare program that transported children from crowded cities of the United States, such as New York City and Boston, to willing foster homes across the country. The trains relocated an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children. At the time the orphan train movement began, reformers estimated that 30,000 vagrant children were living on the streets of New York City. the orphan train, adult adopte, michigan, homeless children, adopt detect, scienceand histori, blog, adopt perspect, trains
The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1853 and 1929, relocating about 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children. This relocation of children ended in the 1920s with the beginning of organized foster care in America.
November 18, 1928 is Mickey Mouse’s birthday (according to Disney corporation). On this day, the animated short Steamboat Willie premiers at the Broadway Theatre.
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was declared in effect.
On June 29, 1889, Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest U.S. city in area and second largest in population. Here's Amelia Earhart at Hyde Park High School in 1928 (she was a 1915 graduate). histori, illinois, school, hyde park, park high, 1928, chicago, amelia earhart, largest
On June 17, 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean. (Here she is in front of her high school that same year.)
On June 13, 1920, the U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.
On April 10, 1925, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.
On March 18, 1925, the worst tornado in U.S. history passes through MO, IL,and IN, killing 695 people, injuring 13,000 people, and causing $17M in property damage. Known as the Tri-State Tornado, it had a diameter of more than a mile, traveled at speeds in excess of 70 mph, spent more than three hours on the ground, traveled 219 miles, and devastated 164 square miles.
On December 12, 1925, the "Motel Inn," the first motel in the world, opens in San Luis Obispo, CA. It stood at a mid-point location between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which took two days of driving on the roads at the time. inn, december, decemb 12, midpoint, san luis obispo, los angeles, san francisco, lui obispo, 1925
On December 12, 1925, the "Motel Inn," the first motel in the world, opens in San Luis Obispo, CA. It stood at a mid-point location between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which took two days of driving on the roads at the time.
On August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel, prompting the first ticker-tape parade in New York City.
On July 23, 1926, Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film from the Case Research Lab, ushering in the era of the "talkies". Check out the Motion Picture Studio Directories on Ancestry.com for more information about the actors, directors, producers, and technicians of the day. search.ancestry.c... #film #movies #history