James Reisdorff 88 pages softcover
In June 1905, two-year-old Paul Ussary was playing on the railroad
tracks of the St. Joseph & Grand Island Railway near Powell, Neb.
Tragedy seemed certain when a freight train suddenly rounded the curve.
However, the locomotive's fireman, George Poell, suddenly leaps into
action. Little Paul is saved, but George is maimed for life. Hailed a
national hero, George becomes the first recipient of a new Congressional
medal for railroad valor. It's a long-forgotten story of hero worship,
political scandal and bonds of eternal gratitude between two men. It’s
also a historic account of what is now the A-B-C line of the Union
Pacific Railroad in Nebraska.