They Left Their Mark In Oakford, 1872

Oakford Section Crew
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This picture is of one of Oakford's early section crews which maintained the track from the river bridge to white crossing. Many of the residents of Oakford worked for years at a dollar a day as a section hand. It was a common prank of the boys of Oakford to sneak out the pump car and travel to Kilbourne to attend a dance and then pump back and slip it into the shed before morning. Members of the Oakford crew in this picture are standing from left to right: Dan McKee, Amos Ogden, Ike Harmon, Charles Hall, Albert Dick, Charlie Bowman, Ed Pedigo. Seated from left to right: Kit Pedigo, Dan Anderson, (Boss) and Morris Ogden.



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