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Ritzville-Journal Times

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 in t...


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