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Beaver Folks Saw Comet

Milestones Vol 26. No. 3

After keeping in hiding for the past few evenings, Halley's comet finally got enough courage to face a curious crowd that waited in eager expectancy for it last evening. It was the first glimpse many Beaver people had of His Royal Highness and they made the most of the opportunity.

At about 8:30 o'clock last evening somebody in the downtown streets, who kept his weather eye pealed for every new light that appeared in the heavens, announced that he had discovered the comet. Soon the sidewalks and streets were filled with a curious crowd. Field glasses, opera glasses and telescopes were in demand. The comet gazers feasted their eyes and craned their necks.

The comet appeared in almost a westerly direction, seemingly a short distance above where the sun sets. It looked more like a blur of light in the skies and only after careful observation was its tail visible. The darkest places proved to be the best to get a good view of the wanderer. Weather permitting, the comet will be on the job again tonight.

Daily Times, Beaver, May-26-1910