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Black River Falls, WI Balcony Collapse, June 1897

TWENTY PEOPLE FALL EIGHTEEN FEET.

Black River Falls, Wis., June 19. -- During the street parade by the Lemen Bros.' circus yesterday
a balcony over a sidewalk occupied by about twenty people gave way and the party was hurled about eighteen feet to the walk below.
Many people were injured. Several children who occupied the walk were badly injured.
GENIE ERICKSON and CARRIE HANSON were among those most seriously hurt; the latter is believed to be fatally injured.

Waterloo Daily Courier Iowa 1897-06-19



article | by Dr. Radut