Legend has it that around 1920 on a stretch of track near Charles City, Iowa, a train loaded with passengers was steaming along and there was an accident. Some of the train cars still being made of wood in those days, as the use of the safer steel cars was just beginning to grow, caught fire and quickly spread through the train. Many of the passengers became trapped, could not escape the blaze and perished. A large number of the deaths were centered around a passenger car loaded with orphan children. Some say they still linger in the woods near Charles City today.