Ashtabula Train Disaster

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Caption: Tucked in the Ashtabula Chestnut Grove Cemetery are the remains of Phillip Bliss in a mass grave of those who died in the Ashtabula Bridge disaster in 1876. The railroad train on which Mr. and Mrs. Bliss rode to their death left Buffalo, New York, on afternoon, December 29, 1876. At eight o'clock that evening, while approaching Ashtabula station, and crossing a ravine, the bridge gave way, and the train, with its precious freight of human lives, was precipitated to the bottom. I took this photo in September of 2010.
Date added: 03-02-2011

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