A Trio of 1905 Accidents

In May 1905, the Baltimore Sun reported on three women living in Western Maryland who experienced a variety of unique accidents that caused them injury:  “Mrs. Bullock, wife of Rev. J.O. Bullock, while in a store at Lonconing making purchases stepped backward into a cellar way, the trapdoor having been left open. Several of her... Continue Reading →

1899 Accidents & Injuries

Although the front page news of a newspaper is deemed the most important, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the most interesting. Case in point: the February 3, 1899 issue of The Mail (Hagerstown), in which stories featuring a battle with an eagle, a rib-crushing hug and a frozen tongue were reported: I Triple-Dog-Dare You: For... Continue Reading →

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