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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 10, 1900

Looking west from the high school on Susanville’s Main Street around the turn of the century.

Loses a Hand
An Employee of P. L. Flanigan Accidentally Shoots Himself.
April 10, 1900

Yesterday morning a man employed on a ranch on P. L. Flanigan, about fourteen miles east of Amedee and known as “Dutch Fred,” accidentally shot himself in the left hand nearly severing that member.

He was loading a gun to shoot coyotes that were bothering his sheep, and while forcing powder and shot into one barrel the other was accidentally an in an unaccountable manner discharged, blowing his hand to atoms.

Dr. Dozier was sent for from Susanville and he amputated the hand at the wrist.

Over twelve hours elapsed before the injured man could receive medical treatment and he nearly died from loss of blood, but his strong constitution and grit probably saved his life.

He came to Reno last evening and was getting along well as can be expected.

Marshel Couso
Marshel Cousohttp://www.susanvillestuff.com
SusanvilleStuff Owner/Publisher
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