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In Years Past

November 9, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the pernicious habit of using the Erie railroad tracks as a shortcut by which the employees of various factories in Jamestown reached their work, resulted in another serious accident when Sebastiana Aliva, a young woman living at Foote Avenue, was struck by the outgoing Buffalo train just before 7 a.m the previous morning. She was so seriously injured that her recovery was not expected. It was Aliva's second day at work at the Thomas Henry Smith cotton mill and she was hastening across from Foote Avenue to Center Street when she was hit.



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