[PW] Query: Harper's article about wreck on M&NA railroad ca 1908

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Sat Dec 2 16:20:41 PST 2017

At a guess, perhaps instead of HARPER'S MAGAZINE the article actually
appeared in either HARPER'S WEEKLY or (less likely) HARPER'S BAZAAR,
both I think large unindexed for that period?



Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu

On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 5:57 PM, Bradley Scott <bradley.a.scott at gmail.com> wrote:
> While indexing the Winter 2002-3 issue of Oak Leaves: A Historical Journal
> of the Missouri and Arkansas Railroad, I came across a reference to an
> article in "Harpers" that I would like to find further information about.
> The reference is in an article entitled "The Railroad Under Greers Ferry
> Lake", by James McGregor, which describes a wreck that occurred on the
> railroad (which was then called the Missouri & North Arkansas) on Sept. 6,
> 1908, near Edgemont, Arkansas.  Toward the end of the article is the
> following statement:
> "Several songs and poems were written about the tragedy.  Also, one story,
> by two of the survivors, Amy Lynn Peabody and brakeman Horance J. Benbrook
> was published in Harper's magazine and received a great deal attention
> nationally." [sic]
> I have checked the 1905-1910 compilation of Reader's Guide to Periodical
> Literature and found no obvious candidates for this article under the names
> Peabody or Benbrook, or under the subject heading "Railroads - Accidents".
> Google has so far been unhelpful.
> Any suggestions for further research?
> Bradley A. Scott
> Vincennes University
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