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How One Kansas Town Is Remembering A Group Of Unlikely Settlers

Children's Aid Society placement agents Anna Laura Hill (back row, right, wearing a large hat), H.D. Clark and Mrs. Clark (back row, left) with a company of children. (Courtesy of National Orphan Train Complex)
Children's Aid Society placement agents Anna Laura Hill (back row, right, wearing a large hat), H.D. Clark and Mrs. Clark (back row, left) with a company of children. (Courtesy of National Orphan Train Complex)

They were unlikely settlers of America’s heartland: children, shipped from New York orphanages to small towns in the Midwest at the turn of the 20th century. And the little town of Concordia, Kansas, is making sure they’re not forgotten.

C.J. Janovy from Here & Now contributor KCUR has our story.

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