Statton, VT Lightning Strike, Jun 1900

Lightning’s Work in Stratton.

The barns of H. H. Forrester, of Stratton, were struck by lightning recently and entirely consumed, together with 10 tons of hay, mowing machine, farm cart and various other farming tools. Mr. Forrester had just put his team but these were saved, also a sheep and two lambs. The fire spread rapidly and it was less than an hour after the bolt struck before the roof fell in. Mr. Forrester’s house was struck at the same time, the bolt making two holes in the soap stone cistern and cutting the water pipe, but doing no further injury. The buildings were insured.

St. Albans Daily Messenger, St. Albans, VT 18 Jun 1900