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In Years Past

July 12, 2014

In 1914, a runaway in Jamestown that held all spectators breathless occurred the previous morning when a horse hitched to one of the heavy Uneeda Biscuit wagons dashed down Chandler Street toward Winsor and abruptly precipitated itself against the stone wall of the Winsor Street overhead bridge of the Erie Railroad. The driver, Hilding Lofgren, of Thayer Street, stated that as the wagon was being driven along in front of Greendahl's Grocery store on Chandler Street, one of the front wheels came off and he was thrown to the pavement sustaining minor injuries. The startled horse then raced down the steep Chandler Street hill and had gained sufficient momentum that it was unable to stop. After the wagon had been removed from the prostrate horse, it was discovered that beyond a few scratches, the animal had escaped injury.



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