The great circus train wreck of 1918 tragedy on the Indiana lakeshore

Title The great circus train wreck of 1918 tragedy on the Indiana lakeshore
Names Lytle, Richard M.
Book Number DBC04925
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation In the cool, pre-dawn hours on a June night in 1918, a train engineer closed his cab window as he chugged toward Hammond, Indiana. He drifted to sleep, and his train bore down on the idle Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus Train. Soon after, the sleeping engineer's locomotive plowed into the circus train. In the subsequent wreckage and blaze, more than two hundred circus performers were injured and eighty-six were killed, most of whom were interred in a mass grave in the Showmen's Rest section of Chicago's Woodlawn Cemetery. Join local historian Richard Lytle as he recounts, in the fullest retelling to date, the details of this tragedy and its role in the overall evolution and demise of a unique entertainment industry. Contains some violence.
Narrator Henn, Carl.
Local Subject History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Audience Notes Male narrator.
Contains violence.
LC Subject Railroad accidents - Indiana - Hammond
Call Number 363.1220977299 ANF
Language English
Released 2010
Publication Info Indianapolis, IN : Indiana State Library, Talking Book and Braille Library, 2010 (Digital Voices, recording studio).
Original Publication Recorded from: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2010. 9781596299313
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