publication date: Friday, July 20, 2007 (part of Round XXX)

category: Legends

clue: This goo been on workin' on the railroad, all the short-lived day.

explanation: Henry was a railroading hero of folklore who out-performed a machine until the stress killed him. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Michael Paul Cote, and Jessica Powers

trivia: This goo was originally created for Wild West Week so that it could include a racial minority, but Scott couldn't convince himself that a character who "drove the railroad West" was in fact Western and gooed Geronimo for the week instead.


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