Train Wreck in Orrville

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Title

Train Wreck in Orrville

Subject

Railroad stations; Transportation; Shipping; Railroad accidents

Description

This image of a train wreck in in Orrville, Ohio depicts the aftermath of a train wreck that occurred in 1917. The image depicts the wreck with people strolling around, attempting to figure out what happened and in some cases, attempting to clean up portions of the wreckage. One of the most important things aspects of the industrial boom that would happen in the late 1800s and early 1900s would be transportation. Producing the goods is one thing, but making sure that they were able to get the products to the places that they needed to get as fast as they possibly could. The best way that was available during this time was by trains, which were still being perfected and were not always that safest because of their constant changes. This often led to unsafe conditions, including train crashes, wrecks, and derailments. These unsafe conditions were a constant throughout much of the late 1800s and early 1900s, leading to many injuries, both big and small, and death of workers that were working in these conditions.
Use Ohio Social Studies Standard for American History 10 (The rise of corporations, heavy industry, mechanized farming and technological innovations transformed the American economy from an agrarian to an increasingly urban industrial society) for integration into the classroom.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Wayne County: A Pictorial History

Publisher

Spectrum Publications

Date

1917-06-13

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - RIGHTS-HOLDER(S) UNLOCATABLE OR UNIDENTIFIABLE http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/

Format

JPEG

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Orrville_Train_Wreck_001

Coverage

Orrville, Ohio; Wayne County, Ohio

Files

Train Wreck pic.jpeg

Citation

Unknown, “Train Wreck in Orrville,” Wayne County Ohio History, accessed May 6, 2021, https://woosterdigital.org/wayneohiohistory/items/show/19.

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