News: Curtiss R.R. Wreck (1906)
Contact:  Janet

Surnames: Wilsing, Hunt

----Sources: Dorchester Clark County Herald, 21 Sep 1906


Aug. Schmidt, Fred Martins, A. Hunt and Fred Wilsing drove out to see the railroad wreck near Curtiss Monday, they left their rig with a farmer and walked down the track to the wreck which was about 100 yards from the crossing. On their way back a train came along and a brakeman told the quartet to get on and ride to the crossing, assuring them that the train would go slow enough so that they could jump off. But, here come the worst of it, the train went faster than the brakeman promised it would and Martens, knowing that he would be a whole side show if he jumped off, stayed. Schmidt said he saw to many stars already without jumping off, and he thought it best to stay on. Wilsing said that the fence was too close to the track and he was afraid of hurting the barbed wire fence, but someone had to get the rig so Hunt proved to be the hero of the day and got off. The other three went to Abbotsford with the train on a flat car. A shower came up and the trio got soaked to the leather. Hunt got them home safely by night. Of course an extra one was taken at Abbotsford, Wis.



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