Where did the Orphan Train Riders come from?

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Boston and New York were the main sources of the Riders.  However, they were not the only sources.  Our northern border allowed riders to go to Canada, and allowed Canada’s Home Children to go into our West.  It is possible that your rider might have been a Home Child.  They had very similar stories.

New York City was a main port of entry for the immigrants.  The city could not provide jobs and huge numbers coming from the rest of the world.

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