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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Photographs
Transportation ➔ Photograph, Crash Scene After Collision Between Auto and #113 Interurban Grand Rapids/Jenison Train

Identifier:
2018.5.39
Description:
This black and white photo shows the crash scene after a collision between an automobile and the #113 interurban electric train running between Jenison and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Men and boys are assessing the scene.

"Sixteen-year-old Harry Bos drove his auto carrying him and his fifteen-year-old friend Albert Boone onto the Holland interurban track at the Nagel Avenue crossing in Wyoming Township southwest of the city limit on July 11, 1925. An interurban car crosed [sic] nagel Avenue at the same time hitting harry’s auto pushing it over 200 feet down the tracks before the motorman could stop the interurban car. The wrecked auto became wedged beneath the trucks of the Interurban killing Harry Bos instantly and causing Albert Boone to later die of internal injuries.”

--The Street Railways of Grand Rapids: Horsecars, Cable Cars, Steam Dummies, Electric Streetcars, by Carl Jay Bajema and Tom Maas, Central Electric Railfans' Association, 2017, p 225.
Date:
July 11 1925
Materials:
Photographic Print
Dimensions:
8 1/8"" h 10"" w
Source:
In Memory of Nelson G. McBride
Rights:
Links:
http://loutitlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/transcripts/bajema-interurban.pdf
http://www.therapidian.org/streetcars-grand-rapids
http://www.historygrandrapids.org/article/4512/the-street-railway-system-of-g
https://sites.google.com/site/thisisrebelcountry/chapter-2-the-gub/the-interurban-era
Maker/Donor
Mary Susan McBride
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