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A massive afternoon summer thunderstorm hits Hartford, Connecticut

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07/25/1865
A massive thunderstorm hit Hartford, Connecticut at around five in the afternoon, dumping an estimated three inches of rain on the city in three quarters of an hour.  Streets were awash in minutes and several lightening strikes were recorded.  Cellars were flooded but the damage was not extensive, however, and no serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Terrible Storm in Connecticut," Chicago Tribune, July 31, 1865, p. 4.

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