Friday, December 14, 2012

An Enormous Cannon

A cannon, said to weigh 25,000 pounds, while passing through New Haven, on Friday, broke down the car on which it was loaded, while the latter was switching off on a side track.  The curiosity of the public to see the monster became so great that the railroad officials were obliged to put it under lock and key in an engine house.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 2

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