Americana Month & the anniversary of the Wreck of the Old 97
The Wreck of the Old 97 was an American rail disaster on September 27, 1903. The train derailed at the Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, VA, where it careered off the side of the bridge, killing eleven on-board personnel and injuring seven others. The wreck inspired a famous railroad ballad, which became seminal in the genre of country music. Hear it on these channels...
The sound of banjos, fiddles, and life in the mountains