Friday, March 3, 2017

Looking Back to 1941: A "Humorous" Accident in Sycamore

From the November 30, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1941, 75 Years Ago.

"A minor traffic trouble was experienced in Sycamore yesterday afternoon in the middle of the block on Elm Street between Maple and Somonauk Streets.  It was not serious, but funny.

"Dirt being hauled away from the scene of construction work at the corner of Maple and Elm fell out of a truck in a nice pile in the street.  It couldn't have happened any better if measurements had been taken beforehand as the pile landed in the center of the paving right where cars were parked on both sides of the narrow street.

"Men shoveled back into the truck as quickly as they could while motorists eased by all grinning at the accident."

Close, Real Close.  --RoadDog

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