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    SUN WONDER, WASHINGTON STATE, 1899

    We give below an account of a sight seen at Walla Walla, Washington State, June 6, 1899, and published in the Walla Walla Sentinel of June 7:—LDT 94.1

    “Walla Walla, Wash., June 7.-Between the hours of 10:30 and 11:30 o’clock yesterday a peculiar phenomenon in the heavens attracted the attention of the people here.LDT 94.2

    “The more noticeable element was a highly tinted rainbow-like streak, stretching high above the mountains to the south. It was much broader and more brilliant than an ordinary rainbow, and seemed to be straight across the sky. Casting the eye upward one could behold a beautiful halo encircling the sun, a halo of dazzling tint, and its colors as distinct as those of a rainbow. A background of cirrus clouds softened the strong light of the sun’s rays and made it possible to look in its direction. Intersecting this halo was a paler one, of like size, lying toward the north. The phenomenon, in its entirety, was a most beautiful spectacle, and produced a marked effect upon its beholders. It faded away as gradually and calmly as it appeared.LDT 94.3

    “F. Newman, weather observer, said that theLDT 94.4

    PICTURE-SUN WONDER, COUNTY DOWN, IRELAND, 1858

    PICTURE-SUN WONDER IN CALIFORNIA, 1908

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    PICTURE-SUN WONDER IN CALIFORNIA, 1908

    halo was a double one, the only one he had ever seen or heard tell of.”LDT 99.1

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