Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

March 25, 2013

News From ... 100 Years Ago: 03/25/2013

STORM AND FLOOD IN FULL SWAY: Michigan is in grip of blizzard and sleet storm that ruined wire service and caused unknown damage to other property — railroads are tied up by wash outs and lost bridges throughout state.

A storm raged over Michigan with unabated fury today, and in the Upper Peninsula took the form of a 60-mile blizzard, while lower Michigan was in the grip of a sleet storm. Wires to many state points are down and beyond the fact that there has been great property damage and some loss of life, but few details can be learned. All streams in the state are swollen and washouts are numerous.

Frank Hanenberg, mail carrier on the star route between Suttons Bay and Provemont, drove to the city yesterday afternoon and took back with him the mail for his territory. He reports the roads are in bad shape on account of the numerous washouts and standing water in low places.

Owing to a washout, the arrival of Mrs. Carol Lewis, expert demonstrator of hair goods was delayed until today. But sale and demonstration is now on at the Globe Department Store.

One year ago it was 25 above at six in the morning and 5 below at ten in the evening. This morning at six it was 20 above.

Mrs. Fred Robertson of Route No. 6 had the misfortune to slip on ice yesterday while going from the house on an inspection tour of the barn, which had been struck by lightning. Her right arm was broken just above the wrist, and she sustained several bruises on the head. The barn was damaged to small extent, shingles being torn from the roof and one corner being splintered.

FOUND: Small sum of money in Star Theatre Thursday night. Loser can have same by proving amount and paying for this ad. Inquire at Central News Stand. L.W. Smith.

Remember the Easter Supper at the Asbury Church tonight.

For Sale: Eggs for hatching. Barred Rocks or Rhode Island Reds. Inquire W. D. Lyon, Webster Street. Phone 118.

The History Center of Traverse City researches and provides this column each week.

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