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1912 Kinmundy, Illinois train wreck...



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January 22, 1912

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 22, 1912

* Kinmundy, Illinois train wreck
* James T. Harahan killed
* Illinois Central Railroad


The top of the front page has a two column headline: "PROMINENT RAILROAD MEN MEET DEATH IN CRASH OF ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAINS" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 16 pages, two small library stamps within the masthead, irregular along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: In January 1912, Illinois Central Railroad train No. 3, traveling at 50 miles per hour, collided with passenger train No. 25, which was standing at the station in Kinmundy taking water. The devastating train wreck demolished the private car at the rear of train No. 25 killing five passengers, among them James T. Harahan, the recently-retired president of the Illinois Central Railroad.

Category: The 20th Century