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In the Nebraska Territory, a tornado strikes St. John's City

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07/15/1860
In Dakota County, Nebraska, a tornado struck from the west and leveled St. Patrick's Church in St. John's City, Nebraska, along with other buildings.  The town had been founded in 1856 on the banks of the Missouri by Father J. Trecy and sixty pioneers as the first Catholic settlement in Nebraska.  During the first winter almost half of its population had died.  The church was rebuilt in nearby Jackson, and St. John's City eventually disappeared. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Henry W. Casper, History of the Catholic Church in Nebraska, Volume 1 (Milwaukee, WI: Catholic Life Publications, 1960), 97.

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