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125 Years Ago

Record Breaking Storm Hits

Herald of July 22, 1897

A record breaking storm hit Martinsburg on Saturday night. Much damage was done. Cellars were flooded, birds were drowned, gardens washed out and trees damaged.

While the floodgates were drawn over the village of Martinsburg on Saturday Evening last, the people of their sister borough (Roaring Spring) were happily enjoying a lovely shower, falling so gently that even the sweet and tender flower was not disturbed, only in laughter over the beautiful shower. What strange things do happen.

It was a great season for bees. The white clover, from which they extract the choice...


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