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125 Years Ago

Storm Kills 2 in Waterside


August 1, 2019

Herald of July 26, 1894

A cold front brought cool temperatures and a long-awaited rain to the Cove region. The cooler temperatures were “greatly appreciated and refreshing” to Cove residents. The storm, however, brought thunder and lightning that had tragic results across the Cove.

In the Waterside area, three men, Thomas Nole, William Bartram and Jacob Harlin, were hauling hay from a field when the storm approached. The men took the wagon to the barn, unhitched the horse and proceeded to unload the hay. Lightning struck the barn, killing Nole instantly and shocking the other two. The b...

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