Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Great Gale

TROY, Jan. 25. – A tremendous gale prevailed all through western Vermont, this morning.  As the train, which left Troy for Rutland at 7:15 A. M., was five or six miles above Bennington in the town of Shaftsbury, Vt., it encountered the gale, while passing an embankment about thirty feet high one of the cars was broken from its coupling and thrown by the force of the wind down the bank.  Dr. H. Wright, of Boston, a passenger, was instantly killed.  John Robinson, the Road Master, was severely injured and will not survive.  One other man and two ladies were slightly injured.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 4

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