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
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
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