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Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3

Photograph of Dickinson County's worst train wreck, occurring on October 31, 1906, in a dense fog at Quinnesec Junction. Five miners - Thomas Cowling, Leonardo Galli, Charles Morell, John Pleckinger and Joseph Trepanier died and nine others were seriously injured in the head-on crash between a freight train on the Lake Superior Division track of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway collided with a train used to transport miners to and from the Traders Mine.

Dickinson County train wreck

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