This week in history: Summit County man hero in El Paso fire
February 25, 2017
Sgt. James Logsdon, whose home is in Dillon and who is the son of Mrs. Geisel, postmaster at that place, last Monday distinguished himself when he rescued Audra Alden, an actress, from the Angelus Hotel at El Paso, Texas, as the structure was burning. Several persons were injured and overcome by smoke.
Logsdon is sergeant of Company A. Coloardo Signal Corps and was returning with the troops from the Mexican border. This is the second rescue episode in which he has figured, having saved a woman from drowning in the English Channel when in the U.S. Navy.
Train service disrupted
Heavy snowfall Sunday and Sunday night and followed by strong winds was responsible for delayed passenger trains Monday. No. 70 on the C. & S. from Denver, due here at 3:20, was a little over three hours late. No. 71 from Leadville did not arrive until 8:30 Tuesday morning — 22 hours behind time.
Great quantities of snow presented formidable barriers, even to the rotary, which came from Denver Tuesday, making it possible for the Denver train to reach here, and went on to the rescue of No. 71.
Wednesday the usual schedule was resumed and no great difficulty has been experienced since.
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