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This is a photograph of John Denair. He was an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway employee. Denair was born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, on November 10, 1846. He began his career on the railroad as a messenger on an eastern line. Later, he came west and worked as a brakeman on one of the first trains over the Southern Pacific into Del Monte. Denair served as a conductor on the road out of El Paso, Texas, and from there went to Albuquerque, New Mexico, as superintendent of transportation of the Atlantic & Pacific. Later, he went to Needles, California, where he served as division superintendent for 21 years. He died at the Santa Fe hospital in Los Angeles, California, on October 5, 1915.

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: November 1915

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Item Number: 228053
Call Number: K 385 At2 Vol. IX, 1914-1915
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 228053

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