This Week in Chester History…

In 1960, Ronald Orr, the next door neighbor of Police Chief Edward Strait, stepped on a copperhead snake who struck at his trouser leg. He summoned Strait, who identified and shot the snake. Orr was unharmed. Strait said two copperheads had been killed in 1959 in the same location — the rocky territory between Golf Course Hill and Ironia.  Source: Observer-Tribune