- I ran across some old notes in an old database, and even enjoyed rereading
them myself. I think I have other backups for it somewhere, will have to look.
Here is one that I came across.
Tarborough Free Press
November 15, 1833
Early Wednesday morning last, several of our citizens were roused from
their slumbers to witness an extraordinary phenomenon. It bore the
resemblance of stars "shooting madly from their spheres" and in such
numbers in some directions as to resemble flakes of snow--commencing about
two hours before day and continuing until broad daylight. They did not
appear to be all one size--some were larger than others, and left a streak
of fire behind them which was visible for some time. It was not confined to
any particular part of the firmament, but extended in every direction. This
singular, and so far as we have heard, unprecedented circumstance, has set
most of our people a wondering, and excited in no small degree the fears of
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