Henry Sixberry, Wyoming, Dec. 22, 1921

April 19th, 2009 by Barbara

Newspaper Name: Torrington Telegram
Torrington, Wyoming
December 22, 1921
Page 3

At about 9 o’clock Sunday evening people on the street in the business portion of Bayard were startled by the sound of a loud explosion and hastening in the direction from which the noise came, were amazed at noting the entire front of the harness shop owned and operated by Henry Sixberry, had been blown bodily outward, the side-walk and the street strewn with bits of glass and brick. What appeared to be a small fire was blazing in the rear of the shop, but before even a bucket brigade could be formed, the blaze with a sudden roar seemed to envelope the entire room and the enterior was completely gutted before the department could put the flames under control. The most serious discovery, however, was the finding of the unconscious form of Mr. Sixberry lying where he had been blown, or thrown, on a pile of brick, torn from the building, some ten or twelve feet from the front of the shop. He was unconscious and was found to be suffering from a serious wound in the back of his head. When Mr. Sixberry, later regained consciousness at the hospital, he was unable to throw any light on the mysterious occurence, remembering nothing save the fact that he was in his shop and the next was finding himself in the hospital. His money, watch, fountain pen and other effects that were on his persion prior to the accident are missing, and his bull dog which was with him at the time of the explosion was burned up in the fire that destroyed the interioe of the building.

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