How I became ‘Old Smoky’

A onetime Union Pacific fireman recalls two incidents that earned him his sooty nickname

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October was a favorite month for me in southern Idaho. Though there was a chill in the air, most of the days were sunny and, most important of all, hunting season was in full swing in that hunter’s paradise. My hometown of Glenns Ferry was a busy cre...

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