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Tornadoes in the Ohio Valley cause massive damage and kill more than one hundred and fifty

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05/21/1860
One of the heaviest set of gales and tornadoes of the century raged across the Ohio Valley causing massive damage and significant loss of life in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.  Damage was particularly heavy in Cincinnati and the loss of life was greatest along the river, where steamboats and other craft were destroyed in great numbers.  The total damage was immediately estimated at over a million dollars and more than 150 people lost their lives.  (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), 428.

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