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Many accidents in early years of automobile; Lamona hail; fire at Timm's


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100 years ago

The Odessa Record

June 28, 1918

Auto accident takes two lives: A fatal automobile accident which took the life of one and seriously injured two other Ritzville young men, occurred Friday mornin gas Herbert Johnson, Lee Oestrich and Edward Seidel were returning to their homes at the close of the Pioneers picnic.

While going at a high rate of speed near Kystone, in turning the corner the car turned over. It is claimed that the car's velocity on the turn was so great that every wheel of the auto was taken off in the wreck. Johnson, who was driving, w...

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