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16107
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Derailment of some Coast Line Railroad cars on January 13, 1968, disturbed a peaceful Saturday for Chadbourn residents. Mayor Willie Dutton evacuated the entire town after learning the derailed cars carried explosives and ammunition destined for Vietnam. Businesses and residents of Chadbourn could not resume their regular schedule until the following Monday.
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15220
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On August 27, 1891, train No. 9 on the old Richmond and Danville Railroad, left Salisbury for Asheville and Paint Rock at 1:45 a.m. There were five cars on the train, consisting of one baggage car, two coaches, one sleeper, and a private car. Bostain Bridge, a high, concrete structure, was located three miles west of Statesville. Just as the train hit the bridge, it left the rails and the entire train plunged to the bottom - 70 feet below. Four members of the crew and many passengers were killed.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 15, Sept 1939, p7, f
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38275
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As the author discovered, the explanation for the light was based on belief, not fact. There was no Joe Baldwin decapitated during a train accident in 1867, but a Charles Baldwin who died from injuries sustained during a train accident in 1857. However, there is still truth within the legend. It is represented in a visit inspiring President Grover Cleveland to share with a national audience his experience with the light. It is also represented in a street named Joe Baldwin Drive.
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