I pieced Block #3 of my McHenry Crazy Quilt this morning:
The original Train Depot, according to my research, was built in 1856.
In 1908, the worst train wreck to ever happen in McHenry County Illinois happened on March 30th. There is a curve just south of the depot. The train hit the curve to fast and jumped the tracks. The wooden platform was destroyed but the depot didn't suffer any major damage. The trains fireman was killed by scalding hot water but everyone else was okay.
the McHenry Train Wreck of 1908.
This is our train station today:
So that's the story behind this block. One more photo for you:
I started this project to take my mind off of worrying so much about my husband and his cancer treatment. I already feel that it belongs to the city of McHenry. But first, I have to finish it and that's going to take awhile!