We enjoy researching historic newspapers and sharing news accounts of the day. This particular story was deemed worthy of column space way back when. Makes one wonder what other cutting headlines made print that day – “Mrs. Wilson’s Chicken Laid Egg with Double Yoke”? 

Davenport, Iowa

Davenport, Iowa, 1897: While George Roland of Union, was driving to Eldora last week the tongue of the wagon broke, and falling to the ground, stopped the wagon instantly, throwing Mr. Roland out. A deep gash was cut on his cheek and his arm was severely sprained by the fall. His wounds were dressed by a doctor and nothing serious is anticipated.

Originally Published by the Davenport Daily Leader (Davenport, IA) Jan 29, 1897