For 40 Years, Crashing Trains Was One of America’s Favorite Pastimes

H/T Atlas Obscura.

The things people used to do to be entertained.

A crowd swarms over the wreckage to claim souvenirs in Buckeye Park in Ohio after a staged train wreck in 1896.

A crowd swarms over the wreckage to claim souvenirs in Buckeye Park in Ohio after a staged train wreck in 1896. H.F. PIERSON/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/CORBIS/VCG VIA GETTY IMAGES

From 1896 until the 1930s, showmen would travel the country staging wrecks at state fairs.

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