The 2-Pronged Pitchfork

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MARION CENTER, KS – Thursday of last week, William Dobbs, who lives a few miles northeast of Marion Centre, was hauling a load of grain to the stack, and one of the wheels of his wagon breaking down, he was thrown from the top of the load, and fell upon the prongs of a fork. The fork had two prongs, which entered his body in the region of the heart, one prong penetrating about five inches and the other about three inches. Mr. Dobbs, strange to say, is recovering. If the fork had been three-pronged, the central prong would have entered the heart. – The Cottonwood Falls Leader. Reprinted by the White Cloud Chief, White Cloud, Kansas. July 20, 1871. Page 2. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for Prairie Wind Publications.