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I Remember Trenton-Former Resident Remembers Riding The Rails

by Jerry Rowland
THS Graduate
When I was young, the Rock Island was my families livelihood. My dad was Jerry McCracken, brakeman, conductor, union local chairman for the United Transportation Union. All the men knew that if they got in trouble, Jerry McCracken was the one to call. If he thought they were wronged, he’d help them get a fair hearing in an investigation. If he thought they were wrong, he’d

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