A meteor shower falls to earth over Muskingum County, Ohio

Between noon and one o'clock on an unseasonably cold and overcast day in Muskingum County, Ohio, a large meteor shower was seen and heard.  Large explosions were heard and a shower of dark objects was seen to fall to the ground.  Several meteorites were dug still too hot to hold from surrounding fields where they had buried themselves twenty inches deep.  One of those recovered weighed more than fifty pounds, another forty-two.  (By John Osborne)
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Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 360.
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