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ANDREW ANDERSON KILLED BY TRAIN IN TUNNEL 1914
Posted by: Amp (ID *****1650) Date: June 22, 2002 at 14:00:56
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HEADLINE OF THE SPARTA HEARLAD READS,"KILLED IN OMAHA TUNNEL" Dated the 2-10-1914 and the occurance was in Juneau
County, Wisconsin. And there today is a bike trail known as Omaha Trail..near Camp Douglas. SECONDARY HEADLINE READS,"OLD MAN STARTS TO WALK THROUGH TUNNEL, AND IS HIT BY A FRIEGHT RAIN."
"ANDREW ANDERSON AN OLD GENTLEMAN 83 YEARS OF AGE LIVING NEAR HILLSBORO WAS KILLED, BY AN EXTRA FREIGHT TRAIN IN THE TUNNEL ON THE OMAHA ROAD BETWEEN ELROY AND HUSTLER, (WISCONSIN) EARLY THURDAY MORNING.
THE ELROY TRIBUNE RELATES THAT THE OLD GENTLEMAN LEFT HIS HOME MONDAY AND WAS IN ELROY THAT NIGHT.IT IS SUPPOSED HIS MIND BECAME DERANGED, AND THAT CONDITION HE WONDERED UP TO THE OMAHA TRACKS TO THE TUNNEL. BEFORE ENTERING HE REMOVED HIS SHOES, LEAVING THEM ON THE OUTSIDE AND PROCEEDED INTO THE TUNNEL ABOUT ONE HUNDRED FEET FROM THIS SIDE WHEN HE WAS HIT BY THE TRAIN.
A LITTLE OVER $400 IN MONEY WAS FOUND ON THE BODY, SOME TAX RECEIPTS AND THE ADDRESS OF A DAUGHTER IN MINNEAPOLIS. SONS OF MR. ANDERSON CAME TO ELROY AND TOOK CHARGE OF THE BODY." FROM THE SPARTA HERALD...


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