Reporter's Notes Of Hometown Tragedy
Few things shake a community's tranquility than the words, "There's been an accident..." The wide variety of tragedies which jolted Harvey County, Kansas through the years are not particular to location, but the devastation caused by them within families has been immense.
Few things shake a community’s tranquility than the words, “There’s been an accident…” The wide variety of tragedies which jolted Harvey County, Kansas through the years are not particular to location, but the devastation caused by them within families has been immense. Over 425 eyewitness accounts of these horrific home and work accidents, as reported by the newspapers of the day , are included to offer you a first-hand sense of the tragic deaths which occurred as the county progressed from an unbroken prairie to becoming an important American crossroad. Providing a chronological snapshot of these accidents, you will understand the changing dangers confronting a society throughout these years. The sudden endings of the lives of children, parents, siblings, and friends is indeed sorrowful, yet the continuing uncertainty of life and the dangers which lurk around every corner are a part of our common existence. This volume seeks to share the collective experiences of the hardy residents of one rural Kansas county. Most importantly, this book offers a tribute and memorial to those who have gone before us in these sad and sudden ways, that their lives will always be remembered, and never forgotten.