125 Years Ago

Winds Cause Damage


January 19, 2023

Herald of Jan. 20, 1898

High winds did considerable damage in Williamsburg Thursday morning. The county election booth was lifted into the air, hurled around and hurled to the earth again with such force as to make kindling wood of it. A singular feature of the tornado was that it scooped up great volumes of water from the river, hurling them about with great force and returning them to the bed of the stream.

On Thursday last, Henry Spanogle, Dave Miller, George Coppersmith and Will Lower, aided by four beagle hounds, pursued a red fox for ten solid hours. When last heard from, “Reynard�...

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