1907 - Bears Stop Work on Railroad

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Roanoke Times - May 30, 1907


Bears Stop Work on Railroad

Independence, Grayson County, Va., May 29. -- Special -- Last week while
a force of men who are grading a railroad from Fairwood to Rugby, in the
west end of this county, where at their work in the woods, a female bear,
with two cubs, rushed out from among the trees. The laborers were so badly
frightened that they forsook their work, dropped their picks, shovels,
wheel-barrows and carts, and made for the tall timber. The bears escaped
capture -- and so did the men. These bears are the first that have made a
public appearance, unmuzzled, in this county, for years.


- Roger Link

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