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From the Past: Lightning strikes farm, kills two cows


August 29, 2022

75 Years Ago

September 4, 1947

Lightning played an odd prank at the farm of John Van Hulzen, northwest of Woodworth, on the morning of Tuesday, August 26, John and his brother had driven the cows in for the morning milking. Lightning struck the barn and killed two of the cows in the stalls. The men who were milking at the time were unharmed although the cows they were milking fell to the floor,...

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