Juliane Koepcke

December 24, 1971 in the skies over Peru... 17 year old Juliane Koepcke and her mother, Maria, boarded LANSA flight 508 headed for Pucallpa, Peru. The women were headed home to meet Juliane's father, Hans-Wilhelm, for Christmas. Juliane had graduated high school the day before. Her mother wanted her to skip the dance and ceremony … Continue reading Juliane Koepcke

The Orphan Trains

From 1854-1929, Orphan Trains carried orphaned and homeless children from overcrowded eastern cities, such as New York City, to foster homes in the rural midwest. Approximately 200,000 children traveled to new homes during this time. In the 1850s, there were approximately 30,000 homeless or abandoned children in New York City alone. The population of the … Continue reading The Orphan Trains