Category Archives: Past Newspaper Articles

Reflections on the United States Entering World War I, 100 Years Later

Below is an article originally appearing in a Saturday insert of the Jamestown Post-Journal on April 1, 1967 on what was then the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Entering “The War to End All Wars.” The article was written by … Continue reading

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The Sheridan Train Accident of 1893

On December I5, 1893 a frightful railroad disaster occurred on the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad at Herrick’s Creek, two miles east of Dunkirk. The rain and melting snow had raised the water in the creek so that it … Continue reading

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Recalling the 1893 Train Wreck in Jamestown, N.Y.

I was looking through some of the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s photo collection on trains [PDF] and came across two images depicting a train derailment that took place along the Erie Railroad in Jamestown on June 8, 1893. Based on … Continue reading

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