Andre Thomas

March 27, 2004 in Sherman, Texas... Andre Thomas broke into the home of his estranged wife, 20 year old Laura Boren.  Andre's 4 year old son, Andre Lee Thomas Jr, and Laura's 13 month old daughter, Leyha Hughes, were also in the apartment. Andre had 3 knives in his pocket.  He stabbed Laura, Andre Jr. … Continue reading Andre Thomas

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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