Potato Fiasco: Man Gets Stuck in Potato Car in 1975


March 16, 2023

It popped up unexpectedly on the Facebook feed a couple weeks ago.

A young man by the name of Wilber Holsinger was trapped in a railroad car among tons of potatoes.

The month was June, the year was 1975, according to the photo out of the Blair Press of Roaring Spring, showing a rail car topped off with potatoes and a group of unidentifiable men standing in the background.

I had been living in Morrisons Cove five years by that time and should have remembered it, but I have no recall of the bizarre incident.

Rather, my mind went to a storyteller of exception who never has to embellish becau...

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