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History of New Rockford: May 10, 2021


May 10, 2021

On Jan. 27, 1904, a “dynamite cartridge” exploded and sent a piece deep into Willie Christ’s left eye. After Dr. MacLachlan examined the eye, he recommended sending the young man to Dr. Archibald, an eye specialist in St. Paul. That afternoon, Anton Haas accompanied him to St. Paul, since Willie’s father was visiting in South Dakota. By March 5, the boy had had six pieces of the cartrid...

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