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Stevens Point Daily Journal
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 7, 1907

Clear Lake, Iowa Tornado
Clear Lake, Hanlontown and Lake Mills Are Hit.

MASON CITY, IA, Aug. 7. -- Clear Lake, Hanlontown and Lake Mills were visited by cyclones Tuesday evening, doing much damage. Many barns and farm houses were destroyed. . . .

At Clear Lake the daughter of G. E. RICE was probably fatally hurt by flying boards of the cottage, which was blown to pieces. There were three distinct cyclones, all coming from the northeast.

Lives are Lost and Crops in Many Places are Ruined

Twenty-five lives are reported to have been lost and property damaged to the amount of $500,000 in a tornado which swept over the southern part of Minnesota, northern Iowa, the southwestern end of Wisconsin and a part of Illinois. Dispatches tell of death in almost every point were the tornado struck. . . .

Shipping at Clear Lake and many cottages were destroyed.


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August 1907 Tornado

August 1907 Tornado

August 1907 Tornado
August 1907 Tornado

Gen Disasters - Events That Touched Our Ancestors' Lives

Compiled by Sally Youngquist   Sept. 2009
Photographs added by Sharon R. Becker January 2011



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