Stories of America’s Past
Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of regular people who made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around and see what inspires you! — Kate Kelly
On July 25, 1832, the first recorded railroad accident in U.S. history occurred on the Granite Railway near Quincy, Massachusetts. Guests were invited to view how a railway transports big loads of stone. On their way back from the quarry, a cable snapped, causing a crash that tossed four people from the train. One person was killed; three others were seriously injured.
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