August 10, 2023 | August 10, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On August 10th of that year, a severe storm ravaged northwest Erie. Sixty-mile-an-hour wind and lightning downed more than 100 trees between Maryland and Lincoln streets. A house at the corner of South Shore and Lincoln was destroyed when two trees fell on it.
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