Albert Koppa, train de-railer, Naperville, 1901
By kay July 10, 2006 at 08:42:42
St. Charles (Illinois) Chronicle, 20 December 1901:
Albert Koppa, aged fourteen years, was arrested at Naperville by C.B.& Q. special detective Charles Dawson last week for attempted train wrecking. He made three unsuccessful attempts to wreck different trains. The lad, though but fourteen years old, knows more about railroading than many old employes. He is vicious and criminally inclined. He will be committed to the reform school at Pontiac. The lad is now in jail at Wheaton.
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