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Photograph of post card of wrecked train near Beitner, Michigan

Description:

Wreckage of a passenger and freight train that collided head-on on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Beitner, Michigan on August 20, 1919. Among those killed in the wreck were Railway Post Office clerk Frank Cushman and five railroad employees. Three railroad employees and 34 passengers were injured in the wreck that occurred after the freight train crew proceeded on the line instead of transferring onto another line near Beitner.

National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

Photographer: Unknown

Date:
August 20, 1919
Medium:
Postcard stock; photo-emulsion
Dimensions:
Height x Width (unframed): 4 x 6 in. (10.16 x 15.24 cm)
Museum ID:
A.2009-45
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Michigan
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Unknown

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