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September 11, 1950

THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, September 11, 1950

* Coshocton OH Ohio train wreck
* Spirit of St. Louis
* United States soldiers killed

This 44 page newspaper has a very nice seven column headline on the front page: "FLYER RAMS GI TRAIN; 21 GUARDSMEN DEAD" with subhead and photo of the wreck. (see)

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in very  nice condition save for some small binding holes along the spine.

wikipedia notes: In 1855, the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad was built through the new town. The line became known as the Panhandle Route and was operated in the Pennsylvania Railroad system and currently by the Columbus and Ohio River Railroad (Ohio Central Railroad System). Tragedy struck this track on September 11, 1950 when the crack passenger train "Spirit of Saint Louis" hit another train carrying 600 men of the 109th Field Artillery Battallion of the Pennsylvania National Guard. 33 men were killed. A memorial was placed near the site of the accident in 1990. A 105mm howitzer is at the memorial also, commemorating the manufacture of 105mm shells at Moore Enamelling across the tracks during WWII.

Category: The 20th Century