Disasters · Indiana

Train plows into another after engineer falls asleep

June 22, 1918 Gary, Indiana A train smashes into a slower circus train when an engineer falls asleep at the throttle Two trains, a troop train normally used to shuttle soldiers and a circus train transporting approximately 400 performers, were moving in the same direction. The engineer of the troop train, Alonzo Sargent, had been… Continue reading Train plows into another after engineer falls asleep

Crime Scene Photography · Female Killers · Indiana · Serial Killers

The “death” of Belle Gunness, serial killer for profit

April 28, 1908 La Ponte, Indiana The bodies Belle Gunness’ three children and the headless corpse of a woman are found in the charred remnants of Gunness’ home Gunness was believed to have been a serial killer, killing her first husband, Mads Albert Sorenson, and their two infant children, as well as burning down their… Continue reading The “death” of Belle Gunness, serial killer for profit

Graves · Indiana

The grave of Johnny Appleseed

March 18, 1845 Fort Wayne, Indiana John Chapman, known as the folklore hero Johnny Appleseed, dies at 70 Chapman is best remembered for introducing apples to the frontier, including large areas in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania. Additionally, he was a missionary, conservationist, and environmentalist. He never married and became a vegetarian in the later… Continue reading The grave of Johnny Appleseed