Rochester Tornado Freaks

The completeness of the destruction is almost incredible.  Gen. Berry expressed the opinion that out of the one hundred and fifty or two hundred houses demolished there could not be collected good material sufficient to build one.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Friday Morning, August 24, 1883
Volume VI, Number 236, Page 1

  

Many of those who had their residences swept off by the cyclone in Rochester were unable to tell where their houses stood and their premises were located.

Mr. Chamberlain south of Dodge of Dodge Center had a herd of cattle lifted from the ground in the storm and several in falling struck their horns in the ground and broke them off.

An old country iron box, inclosing a smaller iron box, in which was $160, both being locked, were found wrenched open on the site of the house of Thomas J. Leon which was demolished at Salem, while a $100 greenback laid on the ground near them, which singularly the cyclone refused to take.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Tuesday Morning, August 28, 1883
Volume VI, Number 240, Page 4

 

The late cyclone carried a featherbed from Rochester to Zumbro, a distance of 13 miles.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Saturday Morning, September 5, 1883
Volume VI, Number 248, Page 1

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