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(STLToday)   In 1902 a baby was recovered from a suit case thrown from a train and raised by an elderly farm couple, this baby went on to be a reporter and news paper editor and maybe Superman   ( divider line
    More: Strange, Washington County, Union Pacific, language of adoption, trains, farms  
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2013-08-17 06:38:36 PM  
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Kal El; Well, I was pretty sure the train was doomed. The calculations were right but back then,you had paper, pencil and maybe an abacus or slide rule. When we rolled safely in to St. Louis, everyone had a good laugh at my expense. "There goes the guy who said the train was going to explode" they all said.

Well, we caught our connecting train to Cleavland and kind of forgot about the baby and suitcase. Better for him. He didn't have to go to Cleavland and live with the in-laws for two months until we had enough money for an apartment.

Ironically, three months after we moved in, the apartment exploded.
2013-08-17 06:57:01 PM  
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2013-08-17 06:36:04 PM  
2 votes:

thamike: I don't get it.

They wanted to keep his identity secret so they replaced "space capsule from a dying planet" with "suitcase from a passenger train."

/Most renowned illegal alien
2013-08-17 07:01:46 PM  
1 vote:
Throw Babby from the Train?
2013-08-17 06:52:09 PM  
1 vote:
The only way that story could have been less interesting is if the kid had never been tossed from a train in the first place.
2013-08-17 06:43:48 PM  
1 vote:
William Helms was building a shed for his farm. Needing one more board, he went to fetch a discarded plank near the railroad bridge over the Big River in Washington County.

Oh yes. Discarded. He probably had nothing to do with the collapse of that very same railroad bridge some years later.
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