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Train Crash at Crush Lecture

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Frisco Heritage Museum
6455 PAGE ST
FRISCO, Texas 75034

As part of the Saturday at the Museum Lecture Series, the Frisco Heritage Museum and Heritage Association of Frisco presents Train Crash at Crush.  On September 15, 1896, Crush boasted the highest population in Texas. Built near Waco, the town provided the staging ground for a publicity stunt ramming two trains together at top speed. Showrunner and Katy Railroad official William Crush thought he had planned for every contingency. But when elephant-sized chunks of steam locomotive began raining down into the packed stands, the extravaganza quickly unraveled into one of the Lone Star State’s most confounding tragedies.