Saturday, September 15, 2012
Long before Dakota Datebook, small town newspapers were the source of interesting information for state events. However, slow news days could create interesting, but highly suspicious news.
This week in 1907, the Starkweather Times reported that a farmer west of town wanted to remove a rock, so he fetched a stick of dynamite. He set the dynamite down for a minute and a nearby pig ate it. The pig then walked into a stall where a team of mules were tied and one mule kicked the pig setting off the dynamite. The explosion killed one of the mules, stripped the harness off the other and blew the end out of the barn, and … it nearly killed the pig!
Dakota Datebook written by Jim Davis
The Starkweather Times September 13, 1907