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Seeing America

Railroad Days: Turn back the clock 145 years

The Andrews Raid, also known as The Great Locomotive Chase, ultimately failed. But days later, the Southern Confederacy newspaper proclaimed it “the most extraordinary and astounding adventure of the war.” More than an “astounding adventure,” the raid was near genius.

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Not the average Wednesday afternoon

On an October afternoon 123 years ago yesterday, Wyatt Earp, two of his brothers and Doc Holliday walked along the streets of Tombstone, Ariz., and into history. Earp, who arrived in the town almost two years earlier hoping to strike it rich, found himself in the middle of an epic showdown n the “Gunfight at the OK Corral.”