New Market Wreck (II), The
DESCRIPTION: "One autumn morn in Tennessee, An awful wreck was heard, East of Knoxville and near New Market Was where the crash occurred." Two trains collide; seventy are killed and many more hurt. The song briefly tells of several tragic deaths.
KEYWORDS: train wreck death
Sep 24, 1904 -- the New Market Wreck. The conductor of the #15 train admitted to misreading his orders and causing the wreck; reports say that at least 56 people died
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Scalded, pp. 66-67, "The New Market Wreck" (1 text)
cf. "New Market Wreck (I)" (subject)
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