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National Orphan Train Complex Unveils Orphan Train Rider Statues

The National Orphan Train Complex has unveiled 12 statues in Concordia, KS in honor of Orphan Train Riders and their descendants. It's the hope of the National Orphan Train Complex to reproduce the famous bronze statues of children at play on their grounds throughout the entire community. Orphan Train Museum Curator Shaley George hopes to match businesses in Concordia with a bronze statue that pays tribute to an orphan train rider based on their actual profession and interests. "Each statue will have a story card that tells the actual story of that rider, including the name and photo of the rider, if we have it," George said. "It will give it a real face. A real story." The project began Sep