No. 333
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
August 17, 2017

Crush Collision Crush, Texas, September 15, 1896-At a little after 5:00 PM, two locomotives, each travelling at a speed of 45 miles per hour, collided head-on in the town of Crush, Texas.  The crash was intentional and had been anxiously anticipated by a crowd of at least 30,000 people who had been waiting all day. It was a publicity stunt by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad and had been highly successful up until the engines actually collided. In fact the Crush Collision might have become an annual event if the first one hadn’t resulted in at least one death and nine serious injuries.More...

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Seventh Avenue as a dark, mysterious canyon

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1829: John Stacey, in Portsmouth town

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