Sioux Falls, SD Fell Under Barn Door, Jan 1907
THAT DOG OF MRS. BETTS PULLS HER OUT OF THE HOLE.
Special Dispatch to the World-Herald.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Jan. 2.---While pushing open a sliding door of a barn, the door came off its hinges and fell upon Mrs. Betts, pinioning her to the ground. The door was so heavy that she was unable to extricate herself. Her dog was close at hand when the accident occurred. She called to it and when the dog came to her she grasped it firmly with both hands and commanded it to pull. The big dog tugged and pulled until it had liberated its mistress.
Mrs. Betts was injured so severely however, that she was unable to rise and make her way to the house, but was compelled to await the coming of the first passerby in order to secure assistance. After she had remained on the ground for some little time a neighbor chanced to pass within hearing distance and was summoned to her assistance.
Morning World-Herald, Omaha, NE 3 Jan 1907