ERIC Number: ED440919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Orphan Trains in Iowa History.
Frese, Millie K., Ed.
Goldfinch: Iowa History for Young People, v21 n3 Spr 2000
The "Goldfinch" is a magazine that introduces children to different aspects of Iowa history. Each issue contains articles that provide in-depth knowledge of a topic about Iowa. The focus of this issue is orphan trains in Iowa it introduces readers to some of the people heroes of modern history who rode the trains west between 1854 and 1929 in search of better lives than crowded urban streets could offer. Articles in the journal include: "All Aboard! The Orphan Trains Come to Iowa" (Katherine House); "The Amazing Journey of Arthur Field Smith"; "Chosen: The Story of Dorothy Urch" (Susanne Leibold); "Clara Comstock: Attempting the Impossible" (Katherine House); "At Home in Maquoketa: Dorothy Buck" (Susanne Leibold); "A New Hope in Iowa" (Susan Smoots); "Madonna Harms: History Keeper!"; "Iowa's Orphans" (Susanne Leibold); and "How Should We View the Orphan Train Movement?" (Katherine House). The journal also includes excerpts from letters of orphan train riders, an interview with an actress who performs her own interpretation of the story of the orphan trains, and the short story, "Carlo's Journey Home" (Norma T. Balding). (BT)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Fiction, Heritage Education, Local History, Modern History, Primary Sources, Social Problems, Social Studies, United States History, Youth Problems
State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA, 52240-1806 ($3). Tel: 319-335-3916.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa