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Jacksonopolis | October 22, 2017

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1914 Spring Arbor Train Wreck

1914 Spring Arbor Train Wreck
Jacksonopolis

A visit to the Pardee Farm in Spring Arbor is like stepping back in time, hearing stories from the farm’s current owner, Dan Pardee, you can see the heritage the farm has had in the town of Spring Arbor. One story was about Dan’s great grandfather, Harold Pardee, and his love for photography. With 1000’s of slides still to be developed, its going to be an interesting visual journey for them.

The recent batch of slides had photographs from a large train wreck that happen in September of 1914 where two trains and a total of 13 box cars collided. Dan spoke of how these trains were sunk into the near by Lime Lake. There is also a sign in Concord that is in reference to this train wreck that says, “Asleep at the switch, not by a dam site”.

 

 

 

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