Thursday, April 3, 2008

from Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 1876

(page 595; excerpt)

The Meteor of January 23, 1877—According to the Indianapolis Daily Journal, of January 25, the meteor "disappeared just as it seemed to touch the earth, apparently not more than one-fourth of a mile distant. It presented the appearance of a flexible band of beautifully polished silver, and as it pursued its downward course waved like a ribbon in the breeze. Exclamations of astonishment and admiration burst simultaneously from the lips of all who saw it."

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