River accident causes a scare

Today In History

• FEBRUARY 25, 1892 — Last week [in Shenandoah] Benton Jenkins, who works at Lee Kite’s, secured an old skiff that lodged on the dam at M.C. Kite’s mill, and attempted to cross the river just below the dam where the water is very swift and it sunk with him. He managed to keep hold of the boat as it floated down the river to J.W. Shuler’s boat landing, where he made a landing. His cries for help were heard by Mrs. J. Shuler and when she got near the river, saw Jenkins emerge from the bushes along the bank nearly frozen. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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