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Barn Hit by Lighting

Herald of Aug. 10, 1923

The barn on the Frank Snavely farm in Waterside was hit by lightning in several places. Weatherboarding was torn into kindling wood, and a fire started in their carriage that was quickly extinguished. The fire ran along a wire fence and tore off a gate and carried it up through the field. Mrs. O. K. Beach was ironing with an electric iron and she was stunned to such an extent that they feared a physician would need to be called, but she gradually recovered.

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