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654 Sheep Killed By Lightning On This Spot

2038 Alpine Loop Rd, American Fork, Utah 84604 USA

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“Do you smell that too?”

On July 18, 1918, two large bolts of lightning struck and killed 654 head of sheep on Mill Canyon Peak in American Fork Canyon. According to one historical account: "Forked lightning had struck twice and split down two sides of the peak...There was about a seventy-five foot swath in between the dead sheep and where not a one was injured...The dead sheep all had to be moved to the opposite side of the canyon so as to be off the 'water shed.' Men counted them as they were moved, 654 sheep had been killed."

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Reviewed by
BigKyleMack

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April 18, 2014

You would think after counting 654 sheep they would have been really tired.

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EnialbTrebluh

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August 29, 2016

Hmm- they look fine to me. Are you sure they're dead?

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annaspagnuolo

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December 25, 2018

To see a picture taken of the dead sheep on July 27, 1918 see page 123 of Ransom Riggs book "Talking PIctures Images and messages rescued from the past"

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654 Sheep Killed By Lightning On This Spot

2038 Alpine Loop Rd
American Fork, Utah
84604 USA

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