Beheaded on the Ringtown Bridge

The Ringtown trestle


One can only imagine the feelings of sheer terror and hopelessness these poor souls must have felt, standing halfway across a deathly high railroad bridge with 400,000 pounds of steel bearing down on them. Jacob Fisher may have died a gruesome death, his quick thinking and heroic actions saved the life of his wife.

From the Jan. 4, 1895 edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph:

 

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