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Heavy hail storm destroys crops in north-western Virginia

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05/18/1860
A massive hail storm struck Rockbridge County in western Virginia and destroyed wheat and other crops in the fields over a wide area.  Reports at the time had hail three or four inches deep in places with stones as large as chicken eggs. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 418.

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