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Back Then News again. RR Xing Incident

Postby Mark D » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:34 pm

Amazing how often the railroad figures in the news in the early days.
This time, from December 24, 1932

Death At Crossing

Edward A. Nelson, life-long resident of the community, first nea rRound Lake where he lived until five years ago and then of Litchfield, received fatal injuries in a crossing accident Tuesday afternoon at about 1 p.m.
He died three hours later. He had been hauling wood using a trailer attached to his car and was proceeding north at the crossing nexto the Independent Elevator. He had just crossed onto the tracks when his car was struck by the engine of an eastbound freight.
The car was hurled against a tank car and wound up on its roof while Mr. Nelson, unconscious, landed several feet from the car.
His mother, Mrs. Ole Nelson, survives as does a brother, Oscar, and two sisters, Mrs. Richard Peifer and Miss Anna Nelson of Litchfield.

Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.
People are still doing exactly the same thing today.
Mark D.
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