Meteorite that struck Alabama house in 1954 returns

OAK GROVE, Ala. (AP) - The meteorite that crashed through the
roof of a house in 1954 and struck a woman is coming back to Oak
Grove, and this time its arrival is welcome.

The 8-pound chondrite meteorite came through the roof of Ann Hodges' home and struck her on the hand and hip, causing extensive bruises.

This time, the meteorite will be part of Oak Grove's Heritage Homecoming Festival.

A dedication ceremony for a historic marker to be placed at the strike site is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Hodges donated the meteorite to the University of Alabama's Museum of Natural History in 1956.


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