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In Years Past

April 22, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Gladys Probst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Probst of 19 West Second Street, aged 6 years, was struck by a motor truck driven by Andrew J. Lawson, the contractor, in front of her home, shortly before noon this day but escaped without any broken bones or serious injuries. The child was crossing the street to the meat market when the truck swung into Second from Cherry Street and then veered out to pass a wagon standing by the curb, just as the little girl ran out from behind the wagon. Luckily she didn't quite get in front of the machine but was thrown to one side by the fender, striking face first against the curb. This was the second accident the child had figured in, the other being a runaway on East Second near the Falconer line, when she was with her father. She was thrown from the buggy in that incident but escaped injury, though her father was not quite so fortunate.



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