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Becoming Cheney; How Settlers Came Here

Looking Back: 1916 Train Wreck at Cheney

  From the Cheney Free Press: A fatal and disastrous wreck that occurred at the station of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle railway at South Cheney at 7:43 o’clock Sunday morning, February 20.  The Dead:  Professor Elton Fulmer, Washington State College; L.M. Conry, traveling passenger and agent of Northern Pacific railway, Spokane; J.J. White, accountant, Spokane; B.L. Berkey, salesman, Spokane and Isaac J Minnick, of the US Dept of Agriculture.  Seriously injured:  Dr. John L. Mathews, dentist, lacerations and bruises; R.J. Spears, of Pomeroy, injured about the head; J.A. Payant, Los Angeles, cuts and bruises on the head.  About a score of others received minor injuries of various degrees of severity. The wreck was caused by a rear-end collision between two Northern Pacific trains, which had been detoured over the SP&S line between Pasco and Spokane on account of washouts on the Northern Pacific line which prevented the operation of trains over its own rails.  The trains that suffered the damage were the Burlington’s Kansas City train No. 42 and the Northern Pacific’s North Coast Limited, the fastest train on that system both were east bound....

Save Our Station Public Meeting, May 1st

You are invited to learn the history of our Cheney train depot and explore paths we may take to save our historic structure in or community.  Join us at the Cheney Library meeting room on May 1st starting at 5:15 p.m. to learn about the station and how you can help give it new life.  For information please call Bonnie at 235-8795.