Pittsburgh, PA Limestone Fall, Aug 1847
A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT IN PITTSBURG.
FIVE CHILDREN KILLED.
A large limestone fell from near the top of Coal Hill, above Sligo, on Monday afternoon. In its descent it rolled against a frame school-house, and instantly killed five children, besides wounding three others, one of whom it is feared may not recover.
It occurred during school recess, and the children were playing in the yard, and seeing the rock rolling down it is supposed they ran under the house, which was elevated on the lower side four or five feet from the ground, in order to escape the rolling stone. The teacher, MR. CHIVELS, was the only one in the house at the time the accident occurred, and very narrowly escaped.
The Sandusky Clarion Ohio 1847-08-10