An Account of the Solar Eclipse of 1878 in Northeast LA

From the Ouachita Telegraph, August 2, 1878, page 3.

“Various reports of the affair have reached us, no two of which agree, except that all the observers were looking heavenward, some of them for the first time in their lives”

“The cocks crew once, twice and thrice, and the chickens, guineas and other fowls sought their roosts. The little boys and girls who fill their mamma’s baskets with fresh eggs, know all the old hens by name, and take care of the little chicks, were tickled to death to see the chickens going to roost. But there was still good light, and lamps were not needed.”

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