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From the Ipswich Tribune Decembr 19, 1929 edition

Storm plays havoc with telephone, light wires

The past week this section of South Dakota, experienced one of the worst fog and sleet storms on record, causing thousands of dollars of damage to Public Utilities operating in this section of South Dakota and causing serious interruptions to electric light, telephone and telegraph service.

Electric light, telephone and telegraph lines were down in many places and in some sections the poles carrying the lines were broken off, due to the excessive weight of the ice clinging to the wires. Considerable...


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