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Friday, June 3, 2016

Ramstad Slough Accident 1905

An newspaper article from the Ward County Independent on November 22, 1905:::
This afternoon about two o’clock as CK Von Neida was traveling in the northern part of the city in his elegant new automobile, the machine took a shoot off the bank of Erik Ramstad’s slough and landed in ten to fifteen feet of water, bottom side up. Mr Von Neida jumped and no doubt saved his life. Soon a report was spread over the city that he had been drowned, as a the cushion and a mitten were seen floating in the water. The machine is being pulled out by a team of horses.

The northern part of the city and the Erik Ramstad Slough were in the general area of the old Ramstad Jr. High School.

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