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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.
Pittsburg Gaz.

The Sandusky Clarion Ohio 1847-08-10

History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 1889 Read it online

Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania : personal and genealogical, with portraits Read it online

History of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania 1886 Read it online

Allegheny County : a sesqui-centennial review 1938 Read it online

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