Potsdam-Circus-train-wreck-marker.png
Circus train wreck marker placed in Potsdam
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 5:55 am

A historic marker was erected Friday, Aug. 21 at the tragic site of Barnum and Bailey’s Circus train wreck in 1889 at the Rt. 56 railroad crossing between Potsdam and Norwood, killing many of the animals aboard. The William C. Pomeroy Foundation donated the marker. From left, SLU researcher Nicole Roche, Potsdam Museum President Jan Wojcik, Potsdam Museum director Mimi Van Deusen, Town of Potsdam Highway Dept. Larry Daggett, grant writer Cathy Cook, and Town of Potsdam Highway Dept. David Grant. For more, see story here. NCNow photo.