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Celebrating History: Rail accident still making news

By Emily Mayer

News about the fatal accident at Great Northern’s railyards was still making the front pages in the papers 100 years ago. This article was found in The Havre Plaindealer’s March 18, 1916, issue:

STATE COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE ACCIDENT

Dissatisfied With Report Sent in by the Company

The Montana railroad commission will meet in Havre today to probe the cause of the wreck in the Havre yards on March 5 that resulted in the death of two men and the severe injury of a third trainman. Concerning the decision of the board, which was made last Tuesday, the Helena Independent of March 15...

 

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