Interesting Events

EARLY ACCIDENTS IN ELK POINT AREA

Photos collected by Steve Andrishak

TRAIN - CAR COLLISION - The two photos above show a 1931 accident between a freight train and a Model T Ford at the site of the present Highway 41 crossing in Elk Point. Amazingly, the car's occupant was unhurt. Two flatcars were derailed.

THROUGH THE ICE - William Soldan went through the river ice with a load of grain in the 1930s.

'CAGE' WRECK - The photos below show an accident in April, 1939 which involved the 'cage' or cable car which people used to cross the river in pre-bridge days. The 'deadman' or anchor in the centre photo fell into the river, causing the cage to drop 18 feet to the ice below. A number of passengers were on board, but survived without serious injuries.

 

Steve Andrishak's Interesting Events
Depression of 1930s
Early Fires in Elk Point
Elk Point's biggest Celebration
Flu Epidemic of 1918 - 1919
Friendship Trains
Royal Visit of 1939
The Long Hard Winter of 1920
Tragedy in Elk Point
Turkey Sale
Violent Storms