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    Ebensburg Mountain Sentinel, 25 Jul 1850, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Melancholy Accident

A fatal accident occurred on the Portage Railroad, near the Tunnell, on Saturday evening last, by which a Mr. Sanford, of Erie county, Pa., who has been for some time engaged in peddling stoves through this section of county was so seriously injured that he died in a few hours. He was seated on the tender of the locomotive that was towing the passengers, when from some unknown cause, the tender got off the track, and in attempting to save himself by jumping off, he fell under the cars. The train passed over both his legs, mangling them in a horrible manner. Had he remained on the tender, he would have sustained no injury. His remains were taken to Hollidaysburg for interment.

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