Wednesday, June 14, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 14

June 14, 1867 – This evening in Shakopee, around eight o’clock, Samuel Lord and two of his children were struck by lightning, killing the children instantly. Mr. Lord still lives, with slight hope for his recovery.

At the time he was struck he was repairing an outbuilding and had a saw in his hand. His children were standing near him. He was conscious the whole time.

The Minneapolis Daily Tribune; “The Late Storm—Five Persons Struck by Lightning”; June 15, 1867; p. 1.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Nov. 6, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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