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Train derailment in Wisconsin kills ten people and injures many more

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
11/01/1859
A thirteen car excursion train of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad carrying passengers from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois derailed when the locomotive reportedly hit an ox on the track near Johnson's Creek, about eight miles south of  Watertown, Wisconsin.  Ten people on the crowded train were killed and dozens others injured.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 405. 

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