New Ulm Tornado Saint Paul Globe Response

The cyclone at New Ulm on Friday night – the fourth of this season in Minnesota – suggests the expediency of guarding against such calamities by the planting and rearing of forest trees.  Where such guards against whirlwinds exist they seldom produce disasters of such magnitude as the GLOBE is called upon to chronicle this morning.

The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Sunday Morning, July 17, 1881
Volume IV, Number 198, Page 4



The terrible storm which visited New Ulm and other points in the Southwestern portion of the State Friday night was a disaster which appeals strongly to the charitable and humane.  New Ulm being the most accessible, we have more details from that point, but there is undoubtedly great individual suffering in scattered localities.  The people of New Ulm acted wisely in calling upon the governor for aid.  Whatever is necessary to prevent want and aid in recuperation should be supplied by those who have been so fortunate as to now escape, but who may be the next victims.  In no year since Minnesota has been populated have there been so many hurricanes as during the present one.  Minnesota has heretofore seemed to occupy a favored belt little visited by cyclones, but the present season the Iowa and Missouri storms appear to have moved up North.

The blow which has fallen upon New Ulm may rest upon any other city or town next, and the appeal which the stricken city now makes should meet with a generous response.

The St. Paul Daily Globe
Monday Morning, July 18, 1881
Volume IV, Number 198, Page 2

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