Friday, July 4, 2008

Fell Sixty Feet and Came up Smiling

New York, 1895

Joseph Donnelly, of Hempstead, fell from the top of the Garden City hotel to the cellar through the elevator shaft Tuesday — a distance of 60 feet. Donnelly was not the least injured, his life probably being saved by a sand sieve that was in the cellar directly in the line of his fall.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, April 19, 1895, p. 2.

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