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Thread #95428   Message #1856679
Posted By: Tweed
12-Oct-06 - 08:21 AM
Thread Name: What is smokestack lightnin'?
Subject: RE: What is smokestack lightnin'?
It was the sparks of the locomotives running late at night through rural Mississippi.

It's pitch black out there in the country. Must've been a sight to see at the time when mules and horses were more common than automobiles.