Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Guy on the Baggage Cart

We local-history buffs have all seen this picture of the Pennsy station:

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(Click on image to enlarge)
Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society and Fred Ols.

Now we have learned the identity of one of the people in it: the guy on the baggage cart is Martin Ols, one of Henry's children. Since the photo dates to about 1913, Martin would be about 19 years old here. According to notes on the back of the photo, Martin was a clerk and responsible for unloading baggage (for the Pennsy Railroad, I suppose, though the notes don't specify), and later became a watchman in a tower along the EJ&E RR.

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