North Attleboro was shocked by a frightful runaway Wednesday of last week. Twenty-four of the male employes of R. Blackinton & Co. drove in a large barge to Mirimichi pond, in Wrentham. On the return trip the pole broke at the top of a very long and steep hill. Frightened by it the maddened horses dashed down the hill. All the party were thrown out, 22 receiving painful but not dangerous injuries, one having a leg broken, and the last receiving concussion of the brain which at this writing has not passed the point of danger.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th May 1901