Saturday , May 13, 1893

The Newark Advocate


Transcribed by : Tina Easley


The southbound Cotton Belt passenger train

was wrecked this side of Bird's Point.

The engine jumped the track and

turned over and killed both the firemen

and engineer. Two coaches were telescoped,

some passengers bruised but no

one killed.


Location of Bird's Point

I found the article about the train wreck in 1893 and asked my Dad who is 88 and sharp

as a tack and he said it was on the Mississippi River.

There were two ferry crossings, one at Cottonwood Point

( South of Caruthersville and East of Hornersville) and one at Bird's Point but he could

not remember whether it was North or South of Cottonwood Point crossing.

Researched by : Brant Johns


Bird Point is in the Big Ole state of Missouri. South of Cario, IL across the river south into Missouri.

On Highway 60 south before it runs into K highway. There's also a Bird's Point New Madrid Levee

and a Bird's Point School(H)  

you can go to the UGIS and find it with Longitude 36 58 02 N             Latitude    89  09 26W

Researched by : Sacrlet Bolin


Tina Easley
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