Historic Ashtabula Photos

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Old Saloon

In this photo of a saloon in Ashtabula. You will see James Manning (Pump House Engineer) standing to the far left. James Manning lost both his legs in a childhood dare attempting to jump onto a moving train. He almost died from his injures, but was saved by a doctor in town. He later made his own set of wooden legs so he could walk and work. There was no such thing as Social Security Disability in those days, so you worked, had family take care of you or starved.