One of the more unusual stories to come from Columbia County.... From the Oct. 17, 1907 edition of the Bloomsburg Columbian:
Mrs. Emma Polk, of Iola, attempted to cross the race track at the fair grounds on Friday, and was struck by the race horse, Billy Cole, as he was warming up for the first heat of the free-for-all. She was thrown several feet. She was taken to the hospital, where it was found that no bones were broken, and she went to her home that day. It is a dangerous practice to cross a race track when it is doing business.
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