Across the Reservoir

Shaft Penetrates Little Girl's Leg

SHELDON, June 26-What might have proved a serious accident occurred at T.O. Thompson's farm six miles northwest of Leonard. A horse was being unhitched from the buggy and one of the girls, about ten years old, thought she would ride the horse to the barn. It seems that there was still a strap or two still attached to the buggy, when the horse started and the buggy went along also, frightened hte {sic} horse which started to run, breaking one of the shafts which penetrated the child's leg below the knee, cutting a deep gash that required stitching. The girl is getting along alright and it was a close call.

The Bismarck Daily Tribune, 6/26/1911

The Fourth

Posted 07/03/2012