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June 22, 1918

lgr shot showmens moument and elephantA horrific train wreck in northwest Indiana, between Gary and Hammond, kills an estimated 86 people and injures 127 others. The train was carrying the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus. The victims were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois, in an area set aside as Showmen’s Rest, purchased by the Showmen’s League of America.


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