Stevens Point, WI Horseshoeing Accident, Aug 1906

HENRY FRANK Injured While Shoeing A Horse

Henry Frank, horseshoer at Voigt’s blacksmith shop on Church street, was the victim of a peculiar accident Saturday. He had a horse in hand with one of its hind feet held between his legs. A rig went by in the street which frightened the horse and the latter made several ineffectual attempts to get its foot loose. Then it gave one vigorous push backward and Mr. Frank was thrown off his feet and fell against the anvil with such force that he lost consciousness and lay on the floor for some moments in a dazed condition. Dr. R. B. Smiley was called and found a severe internal abrasion of the ribs but no broken bones.

The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI 4 Aug 1906