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Littlewoods, Louisiana

Train Wreck

November 18, 1908

Great Northern Flyer Kills Eight
Near New Orleans

New Orleans.
-It was a heavy price in human life that paid for the errors of railroad trainmen when a Great Northern express crashed into the rear of a New Orleans & Northeastern local train at Littlewoods station a fishing and hunting camp on Lake Ponchartrain, 12 miles from New Orleans.

Eight dead, many more injured, some of them fatally, is the record of the wreck, which was attended by unusually gruesome scenes in the foggy swamps of the lake shore. The wreck caught fire and only the heroic work of the surviving passengers prevented the cremation of those pinned in the debris.

The dead- C. B. LOWREY, of Lexington, Ky.; PROF. C.E. ROOS, New Orleans university; WILLIAM A. MARTIN of Slidell, La.; WILLIAM ATTAWAY, 3 yrs. old, Slidell, La.; ORA TRAVIS Hattiesburg, Miss.; J. H. SHOWS, Morriston, Miss.; C. A. CRAWFORD, Seminary, Miss.; AUGUSTUS NEITKAMPF Heal River, Miss.

The Indiana Democrat, Indiana, PA 18 Nov 1908

Transcribed by Sandra Ries. Thanks Sandra!

       

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