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Canary Kills Three Cows

The May 3rd, 1926 Nevada State Journal reprted that the “Canary” auto rail bus carrying passengers on the V&T rail line between Carson City and Reno ran into a herd of cows in Washoe Valley killing 3 of them. The accident occured at 8 pm near the Hiedenreich Ranch near Franktown as cows were being driven accross the tracks. The motorman, Grover Russell, yelled “jump!” and the 3 passengers did, one being injured quite seriously. Attorney General M. A. Diskin, escaped with cuts and bruises.


  1. Here’s a photo of the Canary. From the looks of it, I would have bet on the cows.

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