Ep. 15: The Crash at Crush!

Crush, Texas was the second largest city in Texas for a few hours in September, 1896.  Learn about a Texas-sized publicity stunt that was the biggest and, unfortunately the deadliest in Texas history.  It was a train wreck in more ways than one.  Travel back to the glory days of rail travel and learn about the great “Crash at Crush!”

CrashAtCrushBeforeCrash1896TXCollBaylorU
The gladiators before the battle

 

 

 

 

 

william crush
William George Crush

 

impact
Impact!

 

crush3
Impact!

 

after-the-crash-large
The aftermath
Liked it? Take a second to support Wise About Texas on Patreon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.