Saturday, July 6, 2013

Earthquake 1891

Sumner Press
September 24, 1891

The Earthquake

The earthquake shock, Saturday night at 10:50, which was so plainly felt in our city, extended over a wide area. With the exception of one family who had their bed shook down, we heard of no damage being done in our city, although many were badly scared. We should think the shocks lasted over one minute. It is admitted by the oldest citizens to have been the severest shock ever felt by them. The next hardest shake, as well as we can remember, struck us about 40 years ago at 9 PM, it did not last as long as the one Saturday night.