Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Church Street Mishaps

Church Street (and the vicinity) has had it's share of accidents over the years. 

These Observer stories from the early 1900s involve freight trains, horses, a dog-cart and a trolley. 

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February 18, 1898

Does anyone know where the C, C & A bridge was?

UPDATE: Solved! Blog reader John Blythe sent this map. 
You'll see the 'Charlotte Columbia & Augusta Railroad' and bridge toward the bottom. 






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December 7, 1903




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August 4, 1911




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December 23, 1916



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May 27, 1917




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June 9, 1917



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January 16, 1931
(I know it's hard to read)





4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So it would be safe to assume you got a problem with Church St ?

We have a project for you to do a similar history on all city streets and see which one wins the prize as the all time worse for wrecks.

Most deadliest street ?

Street with most injuries ?

Street with most pro athlete wrecks ?

etc.

(Charlotte Motor Speedway don't count )

Maria David said...

Anon - 'street with most pro athlete wrecks' - that would get a lot of hits on CharlotteObserver.com for sure, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the difference of writing sytle. Here is my favorite line:
"In an effort to establish his identify a careful search was made of his pockets."

Maria David said...

Anon 9:23 - I know, right? The paper would've been smaller every day if the writing wasn't so flowery/formal!