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In Years Past

December 19, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, a frightful accident happened the previous day when Hugh McCalsky of Greigsville was killed instantly and John Hagan was badly injured. A threshing engine which they were driving went through a small bridge on the Flat Road near the town of Leicester. The machine had just been bought by Hagan. It was shipped from Buffalo and Hagan, in company with his son, Ernest and Hugh McCalsky, both of Greigsville, came to Mount Morris to drive the machine home. Ernest was walking ahead while John Hagan and McCalsky were driving. The engine was fairly on the bridge when the planking gave way and the heavy engine fell to the creek below, pinning both men under it.



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