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Flood creek in northeast Iowa swelled beyond its usual trickle when torrential rains poured down on June 1st, 1916. The scene was set for a tragic event when railroad officials in Waterloo, Iowa, were forced to make a decision for Engine No. 19 to cross the Packard bridge.

When Olive Kober boarded the train in Waterloo, Iowa, along with her mother and two daughters for their summer vacation in Nisswa, Minnesota, she had no idea how her life would change that night. Readers will become absorbed in the story of lives lived and lost.
This historical account was developed from information shared between the author and Olive Kober’s niece. Researching the history of this event and its effects on the lives of the people involved, also led to a genealogical study of three families who farmed in eastern Iowa, near Traer.

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