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Last updated 11/29/2022 at 10:02am
100 Years Ago
November 30, 1922
Veteran flagman concludes service for N.P. Railway
John Sponcler, faithful guardian of the Adams St. crossing of the Northern Pacific, will conclude his service for the railway company on Thanksgiving Day, the last day of November. He has been working for the company 15 years, the last ten of it steadily as flagman at the crossing here. On account of his age, he is being retired.
Despite his 78 years there are few men half his age who put in the hours of work that he does. He gets down to the station at five in the morning and starts...