The collection consists of a scrapbook containing letters, pamphlets, magazine articles, photographs, clippings, and ephemera,
mostly pertaining to Mr. McDaniel's rescue of the child in 1944. In addition, there are some items dealing with his later
careers with the Southern Pacific and the State Legislature.
Tugwell ("Tug") McDaniel was born in Kentucky, and in 1926 began his railroad career as a brakeman on the Florida East Coast
Railway. During and after the Second World War, he worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in California, holding the positions
of brakeman, conductor, assistant trainmaster, and trainmaster. From 1950 until his retirement from the railroad in 1968,
he was in charge of Southern Pacific's San Francisco commuter train operations.
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permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Senior
Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the
physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder,
which must also be obtained by the reader.