This Week in Chester History…
Taken directly from the August 13, 1937 issue of Mendham-Chester Tribune:
CHESTER COW FELLED BY LIGHTNING BOLT
Expecting to combat a blazing inferno when a lightning bolt struck their barn Wednesday night, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson of Chester found they had lost a friend instead. Stretched out on the straw was their only cow, dead from an arc of terrific potential, a bolt which curiously enough had done no perceptible damage to any part of the wooden structure.