Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Terrible Tornado in Illinois and Mississippi,” April 30, 1860

Source citation
“Terrible Tornado in Illinois and Mississippi,” Fayetteville (NC) Observer, April 30, 1860, p. 1: 2.
Newspaper: Publication
Fayetteville Observer
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Terrible Tornado in Illinois and Mississippi
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1
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2
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Newspaper
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Exact
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Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

Terrible Tornado in Illinois and Mississippi - A tornado passed over Carlenville [Carlinville], Illinois, on Monday evening, unroofing and blowing down houses, barns, trees and fences. The roof of the Lutheran church was blown some distance, and the walls were much injured. The roof of a dwelling was carried nearly a mile and a half through the air. Children were picked up by the wind and carried a considerable distance; stock was killed in every direction. A man named Lowe was killed by lightning, many persons were wounded and the destruction of property was very great.
A similar storm visited Louisiana, Missouri, on the same evening, doing much damage to property and injuring several people.

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