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Quakertown, PA Methodist Church Lightning Strike, Aug 1895

Quakertown, Pa., Aug. 5.---The Methodist church was struck by lightning yesterday and 20 persons badly injured. Minnie France is in a critical condition. Dr. Bowman had just pronounced the benediction when a bolt struck the belfry, wrecking the building.

Tacoma Daily News, Tacoma, WA 5 Aug 1895



article | by Dr. Radut