Sunday, July 02, 2006

Fourth of July Goes Boom In Coshocton

July 1883--The Coshocton Daily Age reported that the fifteen year old son of Abram Holdsworth was "exercising his patriotism with an anvil and powder". The resulting explosion caused severe burns on the young lad's face and that a plug within the anvil was sent through the roof of the building.

Just a few inches to the left or right and the youngster would have become a fatality.

Over the next few days, you'll read of additional Coshocton 4th of July follies.


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