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Shawano County Journal

June 24, 1881

 

One of the fatal accidents so common to lumbermen occurred last week on the Wolf near Shotgun Eddy. Dick Darrow was engaged in shoving off logs near Shotgun Eddy, when he slipped from the log and fell into the river. He must have hit is head against a stone or log, as he hardly seemed to stir at first. One of his companions caught his bare arm, but the flood was so strong that he could not hold him, and he was carried into the rapids. He struck out feebly once or twice and tried to reach shore, but was so nearly paralyzed that his struggles were soon ended. His body was found the next day and brought to Shawano, buried Monday.