SIA2339: Solomon Powers

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(1804-1883) NE corner S. Washington and High. Mr. Powers was a granite cutter. The day after Lincolnís Gettysburg Address, a visitor was unloading powder from an artillery shell on Solomonís porch. They wee striking it on a stone to remove the spherical shot. It exploded, necessitating the amputation of both the visitorís hands and cutting-in-two 14-year-old Allen Frazer, who stood nearby.


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