A railroad collision is advertised in July 1895 in the Akron Beacon and Republican newspaper. The promoter charged 75 cents for the scheduled event about two miles southeast of Canton. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
An Ohio crowd surveys the twisted wreckage after two trains collided for entertainment in 1896 at Buckeye Park about 25 miles southeast of Columbus. The crash originally was scheduled for July 20, 1895, on the outskirts of Canton. (Library of Congress)
Ray Incorvaia reached into a row of chairs behind him Saturday and held the hand of his wife, Dawn, just as an instructor told the class of hopeful archers that it didn’t really matter if their arrows struck a bull’s-eye.