Memorial Planned for September 24, 2016
On Thanksgiving Eve, 1901, two Wabash Railroad trains collided near Adrian, Michigan. Remains of the victims, most of them Italian immigrants, have been buried at an unmarked grave in Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian.
"According to the book “Wreck on the Wabash” by local historian Laurie (Dickens) Perkins, the head-on crash of two trains in late November 1901 was the worst accident in Lenawee County history and one of the worst railroad accidents in the United States" (read more from The Daily Telegram).
The City of Adrian and the Lenawee County Historical Society have planned a monument to be placed at the site in Oakwood Cemetery. The memorial will take place on September 24th at 1:00 PM.
The Italian press has recently reported on the planned memorial.