Essex Locals| August 18



115 Years Ago – 1908

During the severe thunderstorm on Friday afternoon when the wire in front of Elmer Andrews house was struck by lightning, Mr. Perkins, son-in-law of Mr. Andrews, who sat near the window reading was blinded for an instant by the flash.  He says that is the nearest he wants to come to being struck by lightning.

90 Years Ago – 1933

A whist party was held last evening in aid of the Field Day Sports program to help pay for a band and other expenses of the event.

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