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Life in Michigan in 1940

A Michigan Central train derailed as it was heading into Ann Arbor's train station on Sept. 15, 1940, catching on fire. A transient who had jumped on the train was killed in the accident. Under police questioning, a young man who had recently been released from a mental institution admitted he placed a spike on the track, which caused the derailment. He was committed to a state mental hospital for life.


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Life in Michigan in 1940