Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Horsin' Around in 1917: Just "One Good Eye Between Them"
From the October 4, 2017, MidWeek "Looking Back."
"Fred the Sycamore junk man, who lives on Fair Street bought a stove from DeKalb, and while he was delivering it to rooms over the Sycamore laundry, left his team of horses, which had only one good eye between them, standing unhitched.
"It was late at night, and the horses were hungry, so they wandered around the corner to State street on their way toward home.
They did not see the red lights, nor the piles of earth, nor the open ditch, and Officer Proust a short time later found them both in the ditch unable to get out. He called for assistance and they were unhitched and untangled and fed with no particular damage done."