The Pargould Arkansas Meteorite
February 17 , 1930
Written and Researched by : Tina Easley
The Paragould Meteor made history as it fell to earth from the heavens above . On February 17 , 1930 at 4:05 a.m. on a farm in Greene County , Arkansas. The meteor penetrated nine feet of hard clay .
The meteor attracted attention in Missouri , Illinois and Arkansas because of its bright light .It was thought in St. Louis to be an airplane going down in flames . The meteor stampeded livestock and awakened nearly everyone in Paragould. It was heard as far away as Poplar Bluff , Missouri and as far east as Covington , Tennessee.
The largest meteorite ever known to have fell to the earth at that time was presented to the Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago by its president , Stanley Field .
It fell at Paragould , Ark. on a farm owned by Joe H. Fletcher . The stone weighed 820 pounds .
These are clippings about the meteorite that made the papers all over the country .