Title: Chasing a Wild Horse in London

Periodical: Illustrated Police News

Date: July 2, 1892

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ESCAPE FROM THE WILD WEST EXHIBITION.

CHASING A WILD HORSE IN LONDON.

CONSIDERABLE excitement was caused in the West-end on Wednesday night between nine and ten o'clock by a runaway horse galloping furiously down Piccadilly with two mounted men in hot pursuit. The animal had escaped from the Wild West Exhibition at Earl's Court. Antonio Prevost and another cowboy were immediately despatched in chase of the runaway, but did not overtake it for some time. Meanwhile the horse made its way eastward until it reached the Strand, continuing down Weilington-street to Waterloo Bridge. Numerous attempts were made to stop the animal, but they had only the effect of increasing its speed, and unfortunately John Barnet, of 12, Kemble-street, Drury-lane, was knocked down and received severe injuries. He was at once conveyed to Charing-cross Hospital, but died on the way. The horse was ultimately secured.

Title: Chasing a Wild Horse in London

Periodical: Illustrated Police News

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.072.04 (1892 London)

Date: July 2, 1892

Keywords: Cowboys Equestrian accidents Exhibitions Horses Scrapbooks Traveling exhibitions Wild horses

Places: Earl's Court (London, England) London (England) Piccadilly (London, England)

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