Manitowoc, WI Lightning Strike, July 1906
LIGHTNING IN GRAND STAND.
FIVE PERSONS KILLED BY BOLT IN WISCONSIN.
Just before a ball game between a local team and a Plymouth, Wis., nine, a fierce electrical storm swept over Manitowoc Sunday afternoon and a bolt of lightning struck the grand stand where the spectators and players had sought shelter. Five persons were killed outright and twenty or more injured. At least fifty more were stunned by the shock.
When the storm came, players and spectators alike sought shelter in the grand stand. The bolt struck the roof and descended among the crowd, knocking scores of people flat. Two were found dead in the stand and the other three just outside on the field.
Sioux County Herald Orange City Iowa 1906-07-25