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The Weird History Behind Cabbage Patch Kids and Chou Chou Trains

Was something nefarious going on in the 1800's?

By Big DreamsPublished 8 months ago 3 min read

I have a really strange obsession.

1800's secret history.

My interest started with hearing about a weird theory about a lost civilization called Tartaria.

More of a hidden history, to be more accurate.

While I can't be totally convinced Tartaria as a secret, destroyed empire didn't exist, it's still hard to accept that it could be true.

How can you hide the history of an empire that spanned every piece of land in the world, with possibly billions of citizens?

But I don't want to focus on Tartaria for this article. Just a smaller, odd part of it.

One part of the Tartaria theory involves the Orphan Trains of the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Hundreds of thousands of orphaned children were shipped by train, and even the postal service, from the Eastern to the Western states of America. According to the official narrative, this was to better the lives of the orphans, as well as help with a farm worker shortage at the time.

To add to the weirdness, they also had Incubator Baby exhibits at many of the World's Fairs. The signs boasted of "Living Babies" at the entrances to the exhibits, where they were put in showcases and were the main attraction at some of the fairs, where they could be oggled at for a dollar. Row after row of supposedly premature babies.

It gets even more bizarre.

The French began to put out hundreds of different post cards, with an early version of photoshopped pictures on the front sides of the post cards. The pictures were of babies and toddlers being born from cabbages.

There was even a movie, in fact, the first movie ever, about babies being born from cabbages.

This French movie, La Fee Aux Chou, was premiered at one of the World Fairs. Chou means "cabbage" in French. Thus, the Cabbage Patch kids were born.

This next idea is where I am making a guess, but a logical one. Does a choo choo train, really mean Chou Chou train? Chou Chou is also a term of endearment for small children in France at the time. There were also post cards depicting children, trains, and cabbages all together.

I can't say exactly what was going on here.

It seems like something, perhaps orphaned children of the Tartarians after a lost war. Another idea brought forth by some in the Tartaria community is possible repopulation and cloning.

But I don't have a personal guess, besides suspecting the whole affair wasn't innocent helping of orphaned New York and French kids.

I would lean towards orphans being captured and relocated after or during a war. These types of things have been common throughout history, so it's not a new or ridiculous idea.

But there is also the factor of the incubator babies. They were said to be premies from poor mothers from the surrounding area at cetain World Fairs. But why so many premies, at so many World Fairs? It really is not that logical.

Some theorize these World Fairs were reeducation centers after the Tartarian war. There have been documents found showing that there were teenage girls being educated on how to take care of an infant, and other things not expected at a "fair".

Were these premie babies clones, created to repopulate the West? Were these teenage girls who were learning how to change diapers also older war orphans, just being relocated and reeducated?

Whatever happened, the reset happened around 1850. I think the war was the fake 1812 war, or it was the first part of the Tartarian war. A side note, beyond the cabbage babies.

Both Washington DC and Moscow burned in 1812, in supposedly separate wars. Or was it really another war? Interesting, strange coincidence.

fact or fiction

About the Creator

Big Dreams

Writer and artist who loves dogs, beaches, coffee and solitude

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