From Journal RegisterSpringfield, Illinois
By Dave Bakke
" Henry Wenneborg made lemonade bloom where he was planted - or however thatFor the rest of the story, see:
saying goes. Henry was a colorful bit of Springfield history that is not known by many people outside of his family. Let's change that.
He was 16 years old in about 1893 when he happened to be late getting somewhere across Springfield. The reason he was late and getting later was because a train was blocking his way. The train had stopped, so Henry, who was walking, crawled beneath it to get to the other side.
Unfortunately for him, the train lurched into motion while he was under it. His foot was severed. But things got worse."
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