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Marty Glazier of West Lafayette seen in this vintage uniform is standing near a photo display of the late Al Williams of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Williams was a survivor of the ill-fated troop train that was struck by a fast, west bound passenger train on Sept. 11, 1950, just a mile east of West Lafayette. Williams passed away in 2006. Glazier was portraying Sgt. Gilbert Wharton, one of the 33 men killed in the troop train accident. The troop train memorial monument was one of the featured places for the recent fall foliage tour.

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Rain and cold temperatures did not keep visitors from attending the annual fall foliage tour in West Lafayette. Tammy Glazier, wife of Marty Glazier (on left), shared the local history of the troop train accident with some of the visitors of the tour Oct. 19. The Glaziers have been the faithful caregivers of the troop train monument site for more than several years now.

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June Markley of West Lafayette is seen standing in the newly-restored Bluck Schoolhouse, located on Route 93 and owned by Earl Shurtz. The pot-belly stove noted beside Markley is the original, refurbished stove that once kept the teacher, and students warm on those cold winter days so many years ago. It was recently donated to Shurtz by Richard Bluck. The school started holding classes in 1892 and closed in 1926. The schoolhouse was one of the popular features on the fall foliage tour recently.

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Dan Markley, local historian of West Lafayette, explains some of the items that are on display in the West Lafayette Community Museum, located on W. Main Street. The museum was another one of the more popular stops on the fall foliage tour, and generated many memories of visitors that are or were once connected to West Lafayette.