|M.C.R. Depot, Essex, Ont.|
Mike Skreptak Collection; Box 2
Postmarked 1907; the Michigan Central Railway Station was constructed in 1887; on August 10, 1907, 5000 lbs of nitro-glycerine ignited in a railway car, causing an explosion that killed 2 men, caused $250,000.00 in property damage and injured many others; the railway was fined $125,000.00 to pay for the reconstruction of the station and other damaged buildings, which took over 2 years to complete; the postcard is addressed to Mrs. Andrew Rutherford and sent 2 months before the railway explosion.
Michigan Central Railway Station (Essex)
Michigan Central Railway
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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