Hustler History-train wreck 1912
In Wisconsin, United States
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You will be looking for a container 3 inches round and 10 inches long
the cache is along the Omaha bike trail .5 mile north of Hustler. The bike trail is an easy walking or biking path
Dont forget to look for the benchmark at the other end of the bridge on the south east corner it is a chiseled square 4x4 it is hard to see but it is there
this cache is an easy beginners cache
FOUR MEN DIE IN TRAIN WRECK
Omaha Train Runs Into Lemonweir River Near Hustler
Engineer, Fireman and Hobo Die at the Spot - Baggagemen Lee died Tuesday of Injuries -
Train Piles up in Several Feet of Water - Mail Clerk seriously Cut.
Mauston Star [Mauston, Juneau Co. WI], 05 Sep 1912
Monday morning the Minneapolis - Chicago Limited of the North Western road ran into a washout a half mile north of Hustler, killing a hobo instantly and injuring Engineer Thompson and Firemen Abrahams so that they died shortly afterwards. Baggageman Lee and a number of others were severely injured. It is a miracle that any one in the train escaped as the coaches piled up in the river, which was raging fiercely due to a cloud burst higher up-county. The entire structure for a distance of over forty feet was carried away. The water was very high and covered the tracks and the train men could not see that the rails were gone. A member of the mail service who survived was scratched and cut to a terribly extent. The smoking car was carried many yards below the bridge and half buried by drifting sand, but all the occupants escaped.
A later report received conveys the statement that Baggageman Lee succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning raising the total of dead to four. The mail man is reported as improving rapidly.
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- engine and passenger carthe info at the bottom of the picture is differnt than the article in the local paper about who died in the tran wreck
- passenger carsone of the cars after the water had gone down
- steam enginepicture of the engine off the tracke
Last Updated: on 8/24/2015 11:57:39 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:57 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum