Buried Alive, Mauve, Crash at Crush

Host Don Wildman examines an antique doll tied to a woman’s confounding and tragic demise, an experiment gone awry that ignites the world of fashion and an audacious publicity stunt that ends in disaster.

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Eyebar
Eyebar

Eyebar

At the Point Pleasant River Museum in West Virginia is a piece of metal -- an “eyebar” mechanism -- from a bridge that once connected Point Pleasant, WV, to Gallipolis, OH. 960 1280

  

Big Sandy Heritage Center

Big Sandy Heritage Center

Deep in the Big Sandy Heritage Center in Pikeville, KY, sits an antique doll of Octavia Hatcher – a local woman who was accidentally buried alive in 1890. 960 1280

  

Depot Museum

Depot Museum

Skip Waters, a historian, examines a piece of a train engine at the Depot Museum in West, TX. The artifact was recovered from a deadly publicity stunt in 1896. 960 1280

  

Point Pleasant River Museum

Point Pleasant River Museum

An artifact from the Point Pleasant River Museum tells the story of the Silver Bridge’s collapse. 960 1280

  

Big Sandy Heritage Cente

Big Sandy Heritage Cente

Everett Johnson, curator of the Big Sandy Heritage Center, examines an antique doll of Octavia Hatcher. In 1890, Octavia – the actual person, not the doll -- met a terrible fate. 960 1280

  

Train Engine

Train Engine

On display at the Depot Museum in West, TX, is a piece of a train engine from an 1896 “spectacle” that took a deadly turn. 960 1280

  

Big Sandy Heritage Center

Big Sandy Heritage Center

An artifact at the Big Sandy Heritage Center in Pikeville, KY, tells the story of a deadly and terrifying mistake made by local doctors in the late 1800s. 960 1280

  

Crush, TX

Crush, TX

Learn about the temporary “city” of Crush, TX, where a railroad company staged a massive train crash in 1896. 960 1280

  

Crash in Crush

Crash in Crush

Unfortunately, when the trains collided, what was supposed to be a fun spectacle turned into a deadly explosion. 960 1280

  


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