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125 Years Ago

Three Hurt in Wagon Crash

 


Herald of May 10, 1894

Walter Uerkes and George H. Thomas, both of Altoona, were making deliveries in the Hogback area of Roaring Spring when a dog jumped out of the bushes, frightening the horse that was drawing their wagon. The horse began to kick and bolted down the hill, eventually hitting a telephone pole and overturning the wagon. The two men and a local boy who was helping with the deliveries were thrown from the vehicle. They received only slight injuries in the mishap, and the two were able to return home by train that evening.

The Citizens’ Cornet Band of Sharpsburg gave its second concert for town residents. There was no charge for admission, and the town was encouraged to support the local fledging group. Milton Shaffer, who played B flat cornet, was the group’s leader. Other members were E.M. Tice, William Yingling, John Umbower, E.R. Lynn, Edward Shaffer, H.C. Rice, Samuel Biddle, C.E. Yingling, Blair Snowberger, A.E. Ayers, L. Snowberger, L.S. Biddle and Irvin Shoenfelt.

 

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