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...

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