[We have to wonder if even Lynch knows how intimately the Eraserhood may be connected to the history of electricity.]
When Benjamin Franklin went to fly his kite, he, living near Second and Race Sts. [this is apparently incorrect] directed the boy [Franklin’s grown son] to carry it [the kite] out the Ridge Road to Pegg’s Run [a creek] where there was a blacksmith shop which still remains. The great American Philosopher had a workman affix an iron point on the kite, and with the assistance of the boy raised it in the air. Having it well steadied he tied the string to a post under a shed used to tie horses while being shod, operating with the silk cord and key to convey the electric fluid to the Leyden jar and thus he bottled the lightning.