Official position: During the 1850s there were thousands of children living on the streets of several major cities. The children were in search of food, shelter, and money and sold rags, matches, and newspapers just to survive. The children formed gangs for protection because life on the street was dangerous and they were regularly victimized. The police often arrested the children, some as young as five years old, and put them in lock up facilities with adult criminals. Determined to remedy the situation, the Children’s Aid Society and the New York Foundling Hospital devised a program to take children off of the streets of New York and Boston and place them in homes in the American West rather than allow them to continue to be arrested and taken advantage of on the streets. Because the children were transported by train to their new homes, the term “orphan trains” began being used.
- 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 1854 and 1929, relocating about 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, abused, or homeless children.
I know the issue of orphaned children has been brought up on this forum before. Therefore, I wanted to encourage our forum members to watch the below YouTube video created by CONSPIRACY-R-US. Inspired by a Flat Earth British video, CONSPIRACY-R-US ties a few things together. The presented analysis could explain why our current civilization has no recollection of any of the catastrophic events which might have happened between 1850s and 1930.
Foundlings and the Orphan Train
- Foundlings and the Orphan Train
- Orphan Train - Wikipedia
- Orphan Trains - Social Welfare History Project
- The Victorian women forced to give up their babies - has supporting paintings
KD: Well, when you put everything together, the picture appears to be rather grim. Without any possibility of asking one of those poor children what really happened to their parents, with the help of the above video, I will suggest the following:
- Their parents were either killed in our famous "no victim" urban fires (were those a part of one big war?) I think there are reasons to doubt the official narrative. Especially the part where mothers were forced to give up their babies. Could such an atrocity be possible? I assume it could, but such numbers of orphaned children suggest that it was hardly probable. A few may be, but hundreds of thousands? For that we are missing historical accounts mentioning hundreds of thousands of pissed off, armed mothers defending their right to raise their children. It appears that those children simply had no parents left... as in... they were dead.
- The issue was not limited to the United States. Multiple other countries were in the same boat.
- Orphans were deliberately relocated (including overseas), separated from siblings in order to break ties with whatever emotional attachments they might have had left.
- And this: child labor is the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful.
- At this age how much did they understand what was going on? I'm not quite sure, so please help me out.
- 1850-1930: when they grew up, there was always some war to attend.
P.S. From what it sounds like, any one of us could be a descendant of one of those poor kids. German, Irish, Italian, Austrian, Russian, American, French... who knows?
P.P.S. Placed this thread in the Abandoned City Series subforum, because it appears to be directly related.