125 Years Ago
Three Hurt in Wagon Crash
May 16, 2019
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.
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