1907 USA photo postcard crowd around derailed train Nettleton Arkansas

$20.00 CAD

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Photo postcard of people looking on over train wreck. Lumber, rolling stock wheels, etc. scattered about.

Two ladies on porch, group of 5/6 kids lying down and watching, crowd at left including well dressed women.

Written on back "this is a different view of the same reck..."

Postmarked ‘NETTLETON APR 24 1907 ARK’, mailed to Rockford IL.

Light postmark ink smudge on front. Toning on back.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

 

Jonesboro is a city located on Crowley's Ridge in the northeastern corner of the U.S. State of Arkansas.

The St. Louis Southwestern Railway, known as the Cotton Belt Railroad was constructed through Jonesboro, with its tracks passing just north of the center of the city. During the first train's journey, it became stuck and supplies had to be carried into town.[6] It connected St. Louis to points in Arkansas and Texas. Other major railways began to construct tracks to and from Jonesboro, including the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway and Missouri Pacific Railroad. Some of the rail companies still own and use the tracks that run through Jonesboro.

WIKIPEDIA

 


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