Mark Bennett: No lives lost, but train mishap took toll on tiny Lewis in '53
Lewis, Indiana, was devastated by a freight train derailment in March 1953. The train was carrying thousands of pounds of Korean War-era ammunition. Nine homes and six commercial buildings were leveled. Only three people required hospitalization, according to a 2003 account of the derailment.
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