Horrible Balloon accident.
Wellington Journal – Saturday 06 September 1890:
“A telegram from Woodfield [Woodsfield], Ohio says:- Ten thousand people were present on Friday at the county fair, when a hot-air balloon ascent took place.
The balloon was inflated over a furnace, and as it shot upward the spectators were horrified to see that a young man, named Redin, was hanging to the end of a rope attached to the balloon.
He endeavoured to climb into the basket, but unsuccessfully, and after holding on for few minutes fell to the ground from altitude of a thousand feet. His body was terribly mangled.”
The area still has a county show