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February 22, 2023

From the Ipswich Tribune August 29, 1929 edition


The body of a man was found Saturday morning beside the Milwaukee railroad tracks two and one half miles east of Ipswich. The crew on a freight train passing through noticed the lifeless body and notified authorities.

The county coroner was summoned and the body was removed to Bowdle.

Canned heat was the cause of his death. There were no marks on his body, indicating that he had been thrown from the train. He had visited places in the vicinity asking for work. Evidently the poison from the canned heat...

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