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Man Injured in Logging Accident – July 27, 1914

Because such a large chunk of Mattoon’s population worked in the logging industry, it’s no surprise that a man was injured in a logging accident. In the Monday, July 27, 1914 edition of the Wausau Daily Herald, it was reported that a man by the name of Henry Bushberg broke his leg in a logging accident. The article is shown below.

Henry Bushberg of Mattoon was brought this morning for surgical treatment, Last Friday while breaking a falling log struck and it was thrown with, against his leg, breaking bone near the knee.

The full page of that specific paper. July 27, 1914:

 

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