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1918 Hammond Circus Train Wreck...

Item # 699639

June 22, 1918

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 22, 1918

* Hammond Circus Train Wreck
* Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus disaster
* Michigan Central Railroad - Indiana

The front page has a seven column headline: "Scores Killed In Circus Train Wreck" with subhead. (see images) 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. Rare as such.
Complete with 12 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, small library label on the front page, generally very nice.

wikipedia notes: The Hammond Circus Train Wreck occurred on June 22, 1918, and was one of the worst train wrecks in U.S. history. Eighty-six people were reported to have died and another 127 were injured when a locomotive engineer fell asleep and ran his troop train into the rear of a circus train near Hammond, Indiana. The circus train held 400 performers and roustabouts of the Hagenbeck–Wallace Circus.

Category: The 20th Century