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Odd Wisconsin Archive

"Don't Hit Me Again!"


In 1890 a northwoods train crew, realizing they'd hit a pedestrian on the rails in the middle of the forest, ran back to see if he had survived the impact. They found a drunken lumberjack who had mistaken the charging mail train for an adversary in a brawl and ... well, you can read the rest yourself in our collection of Local History and Biography Articles.

Find pictures of lumberjacks, read their memoirs of life in the woods, and rediscover the tall tales of Paul Bunyan on the "Lumbering & Forest Products" pages at Turning Points in Wisconsin History.
:: Posted in Odd Lives on July 4, 2005

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