In 1914, Anna Eckerd, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Eckerd, escaped serious injury when she was struck by an automobile. Little Anna had been sent to mail a post card and had just gone out of her father's store on East Second Street, Jamestown, in company with another little girl when she was struck by the automobile driven by a Mr. Young of Cherry Creek. The car did not run over the child but she was thrown a considerable distance. Eyewitnesses to the accident stated that Mr. Young was driving at a good speed when he hit the girl. He stopped his car and picked her up and took her to the office of Dr. J.M. Brooks where her injuries were attended.