Fine Setter

Sheldon, N.D.—Imitating his parents, who frequently burned smudges about the farm yard as a guard against mosquitoes, the three-year-old son of Martin Thompson, residing near here, build a bonfire under a team of horses in the barn, destroying the structure and cremating several animals. The lad piled dry hay under the team while the horses were being pestered by mosquitoes, and the flames had a good started when other members of the family discovered the fire. The boy escaped injury.

Valley City Times-Record, 8/14/1913

Sis Hannah and Brother Olaf

Posted 09/06/2014