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THE WESTERN STAR, 7 August 1897
Obituary of MYRTLE SHAW

Miss Myrtle Shaw of This City Killed in an Accident at Ouray, Colorado Last Friday. (From the Pittsfield, Ill. Times.)

Miss Myrtle Shaw, daughter of C. H. Shaw of this city, was thrown from a stage coach near Ouray, Colorado, last Friday and received injuries from which she died that evening. She was with a party who were taking the
"five days around the circle" excursion that left Denver Tuesday. Friday they took the stage ride on the Red Mountain toll road. On the return down the steep trail, just below Bear Creek fall, a wheel horse of the rear coach become frightened and the four horse team dashed down the road. The wheels once slipped over the precipice. The driver handled the team and saved the coach.

In turning a sharp curve the stage was overturned toward the mountain wall. Miss Shaw who was sitting in a rear seat, was thrown violently to the ground and was picked up unconscious. She was promptly brought down to the hospital, where medical skill was at hand. She died at 7:45 o'clock, without recovering consciousness. The Rev. Elliott of Spring Garden church, Philadelphia, received a slight scalp wound and R. M. Campbell, Wheeling, West Virginia, a slight hand sprain. The other members of the party on the stage were unjured.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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