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Friday, June 20, 2008


Both of my grandfathers were photographers. My maternal Grandpa, Percival Wixon Ferris, took the photos of this train wreck. He was also donkey engineer in the logging industry in the early 1900's. Many of his photos are in postcard form as are all I am posting of the wreck.
This is what is written on the back of above photo.

The back of the above photo says, "close view of engine showing wreckage on top." I wouldn't be standing under all the wreckage like these guys are!

I want to mention that when I enlarged this photo in Photo*shop I saw Grandpa's fingerprints all over it. That sure gave me a funny feeling!

The back of this one says, "This is the way it looked after falling.

The front says, "Wreck on Anderson's Logging Road, Bandon, Oregon, Nov 25, Six lives lost.

Here is a picture of my grandfather, Percy. He was born in 1890 in Lincoln Michigan and died in 1942 in Bellingham Washington.

This post is quite a change from my usual. I just felt like sharing this today.

God be with you all.



Blogger Unknown said...

Hello. My name is Steve Manning and I am an ancestor of Guy Rose who was one of the victims of this train wreck. I am trying to dig into my family history and wondered if you had any more photos of the Seeley-Anderson logging camp that may have Guy in them or any other information. Guy's brother Creed died in a logging accident also. Their father, Innis, lived until 1920. His mother lived until 1915. Creed died in 1909. That's a pretty rough decade! My email address is manningcoosbay@gmail.com. I really appreciate you posting these photos and hope that you get this comment.


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