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  History – Former Ind. governor died at railroad crossing ‘death trap’
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AuthorJon Baker
News DateMonday, April 11, 2011 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe political career of J. Frank Hanly, former governor of Indiana and one-time Prohibition Party candidate for president, was cut short one fateful day in 1920 at a railroad crossing in Station 15 in western Harrison County that area newspapers had dubbed a “death trap.”

Early on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 1, Hanly, 57, arrived at the depot in Dennison on the eastbound train from Indianapolis. There, he was met by Dr. Charles W. Baker, 46, of Kilgore and Baker’s wife, Maud, 42.
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