Train Wreck, Hallowell, 1937

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Wreckage from the November 10, 1937 train accident that occurred when the third car of a 100 car freight train jumped the rails and caused a pile up after an iron pipe fell off the engine and lodged in a switch. One of the cars rolled over into the side of Franks Moore's house that is opposite the Hubbard Free Library. The house received minor damage, but the Library sustained heavy damage when one of the freight cars catapulted through the large window at the west end of the building.

The original steeple of the Baptist church can be seen in the background.

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