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Runaway horse breaks its neck - 1870


Posted By: nancy dorwart (email)
Date: 3/8/2004 at 20:03:37

"The Fairfield Ledger"
July 14, 1870
Page 3, Column 4

BROKE HIS NECK. The horses that caused the death of Mrs. SMITH and Mrs. JOHNSON some time ago, again ran away on last Sabbath morning. The team had been brought out to take two young ladies to church, and in closing the gate before anyone had got into the carriage to which they were attached, they started, dragging the young man who was driving them, until the lines broke. They ran about a quarter of a mile with the carriage, when one attempted to go on one side of a tree and the other on the other, and where a complete wreck of the carriage was made. The horses then ran 100 yds. and one of them in attempting to jump some hazel brush and grape vines, caught his fore legs, made a complete somersault, and in falling broke his neck. The harness were all new, and supposed to be entirely stong enough to control them.


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