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Celebrating History: Topsy-turvy news in the papers 100 years ago

by Emily Mayer

The news was topsy-turvey in the newspapers 100 years ago. All three Havre papers carried the news of tragedy at the Great Northern Railyard; this article was in the March 11, 1916, issue of The Havre Plaindealer:

TWO BRAKEMEN LOSE THEIR LIVES

In Collision in the Havre yards Last Sunday

In a collision between the switch engine and a train of freight cars on track No. 6 in the Havre yards at an early hour last Sunday morning, Brakemen Peter Purkett and John McKnight were instantly killed, and Brakeman Dan Sigerson lost his foot in the crush. So far as is known, the accident was d...

 

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