Elise Blinn, 1st vice president of the Illinois Society Children of the American Revolution, presented the program "All Aboard the Orphan Train" to members of the Gen. John Stark Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at its March meeting. Blinn discussed how Orphan Trains transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded cities in the East to foster homes in the Midwest. The trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 200,000 children. Blinn (center) is pictured with Chapter Regent Mary Pritchard (left) and Illinois Senior State President (CAR) Susan Flanagan Pehm. To learn more about DAR, visit www.DAR.org or connect with the local chapter at GeneralJohnStarkNSDAR@gmail.com.