WI: Rockefeller dies in the Angola Horror

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Mort the Reaper, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Mort the Reaper Well-Known Member

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    In 1867, a 28 year-old businessman named John D. Rockefeller was planning to travel from Cleveland to Buffalo. But he missed his train. Little did he know at the time that he was very lucky; the train's last two cars derailed while it was passing over a bridge near Angola, New York. All but two of the passengers of the car he would've been in were burned alive. The Angola Horror (as it came to be known) gripped the American imagination.

    What if Rockefeller hadn't missed the train and had died in the accident?