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Potsdam in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Train Wreck

 
 
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By Robert Rusaw, May 27, 2021
1. Train Wreck Marker
Inscription.  Site of Barnum and Bailey's Circus train accident on the night of August 22, 1889 while en route to Montreal. Dozens of animal casualties.
 
Erected 2020 by William C. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 692.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsDisastersRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 22, 1889.
 
Location. 44° 42.33′ N, 74° 59.249′ W. Marker is in Potsdam, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker is on New York State Route 56, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Potsdam NY 13676, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Potsdam (approx. 2˝ miles away); St. Lawrence Academy (approx. 2˝ miles away); Potsdam Fire Department Members Who Served in World War II (approx. 2˝ miles away); Potsdam Raquette River Walk (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Clarkson-Knowles Cottage
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); James McCormick (approx. 2.6 miles away); Potsdam Raquette River Walk - Hydro Site (approx. 2.6 miles away); They Live with Us in Grateful Memory of their Sacrifice (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Potsdam.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 30, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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