Doherty farm, Monroe, 1947

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Doherty farm, Monroe, 1947 - Crawl To School, Saved From Storm -Crawling on,...
Crawl To School, Saved From Storm -Crawling on, their hands and more a mile during the height of Wednesday Wednesday night's storm, Joe Kuhar; Janesville, and Lee E. Hoxey, Maditon, managed to reach the Doherty school, at a relocation turn in highway 69, north of Monroe, Monroe, after having given up hopes of finding shelter several times. Knowing the general location of the school, but not able to see 5 feet in front fcf them, they first found the woodshed, well supplied supplied with coal and wood. After getting their breath, they entered the school house and made makeshifts makeshifts beds with three chairs and the desk. .For entertainment they made'a checkerboard and pitched coins for the floor crack. At 9 o'clock Thursday morning they crossed the field to the James Doherty farm where they had their first food in 26 hours. Stuck in snow banks to their arm pits, they fell on their faces after their jaunt un the Round Grove hill and made their way crawling. • "It was the closest brush with death I've had" said Mr. Kuhar this afternoon after a wrecker had towed his car to town "I thought of everything and a couple of times wanted to give up. I couldn't make it, I was so exhausted." exhausted." Mr. Hoxey's humor kept their spirits up—"Joe, you look like a mink going through the brush and I'm the hound dog after you." A supply of groceries and bread was taken by Mr. Kuhar to the Doherty farm early this afternoon afternoon when the Hoxey car was towed to town. Stalled since 5:30 Wednesday evening, at the bottom of Round Grove hill, both cars' motors were packed solid with sifted snow.

Clipped from Monroe Evening Times31 Jan 1947, FriPage 1

Monroe Evening Times (Monroe, Wisconsin)31 Jan 1947, FriPage 1
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