125 Years Ago
Trolly Car Leaves Wire
August 18, 2022
Herald of Aug. 19, 1897
There is something swell about a mosquito bite.
Several Cove residents were riding a trolley car from Altoona to Hollidaysburg when the trolley left the wire and began pounding on the roof of the car. Electricity in sheets and zig-zag flashes played around the sides and rear platform of the car, severely shocking some passengers.
Professor J. W. Hughes of Shippensburg was a visitor in Martinsburg. Thirty-five years ago, during exciting war times, Professor Hughes was in charge of Franklin High School of this place, afterwards called the Juniata Collegiate Institute...