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Tornadoes in the northwestern Pennsylvania highlands devastate kill seven and injure thirty

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05/30/1860
Starting at around noon, a devastating series of tornadoes struck northwestern Pennsylvania causing destruction and deaths in Armstrong, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.  Touching down near Adams, Pennsylvania, the tornado traveled twenty miles, killing seven people and injuring thirty more. The belt of storms then moved into western New York's Cattaraugus County, killed one person and destroyed buildings and businesses there. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Ben Gelber, The Pennsylvania Weather Book (Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002), 142-143. 

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