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This day in our history
Provided by the Fort Erie Museum

1938 - Amos Wiedrich, 22 of Black Rock, dies after he fell from the Cyclone roller coaster and was run over by the same train he had been riding. (Dell Funeral Home Records, 1938; Many Voices II, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Historical Museum, 2004, p. 224)

1956 - A Memorial Day riot happens at Crystal Beach Park; nine people are arrested. The worst fighting occurred on the Canadiana during the 9:15 p.m. return trip to Buffalo. (Many Voices II, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Historical Museum, 2004, p. 194)



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