The St. Paul Pioneer, July 7, 1869
Freaks Of Lightning.
The tin-shop of Mr. Wilson on Broadway was struck by lightning on Monday evening in a singular manner. The building stands alongside and in fact partly under, the branches of a large oak tree which towers some thirty feet above it, yet the lightning entered the building just under the eaves next to the tree, tearing away a portion of the studding, and entering the building playing smash with the tools, patterns, &c. The building was set on fire, but the flames were soon extinguished without doing much damage. What is most singular there are no traces of damage to the tree, although the lightning must have passed through the branches.
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