Saint Cloud Tornado Local Interest

The GLOBE of this morning containing the account of the terrible tornado at Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud sold like hot cakes, and the whole supply was exhausted within an hour after it had been received.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Friday Morning, April 16, 1886
Volume VIII, Number 106, Page 8

 

It is expected 5,000 people will visit St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids next Sunday.  The average number of guests at the Grand Central hotel is thirty-five daily.  During the past three days the average has reached 600.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Saturday Morning, April 17, 1886
Volume VIII, Number 107, Page 4

 

Sixteen-Feet Pictures of Sauk Rapids.

What will prove to be extremely interesting entertainments are to be given at Market hall to-morrow night and the succeeding evening, when Messrs. Richards & Willard will give an exhibition, consisting of fifty pictures of the ruins at Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud, reproduced from Jacoby’s photographs and each enlarged by means of stereoptican to sixteen feet square.  A portion of the proceeds are to be devoted to the sufferers.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Sunday Morning, April 18, 1886
Volume VIII, Number 108, Page 3

 

An Excursion from St. Paul.

A large number of people of the twin cities availed themselves of the excursion train and cheap rates of yesterday and visited Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud to witness the devastation wrought by the cyclone.  The special excursion on the Northern Pacific road left St. Paul at 8:30 o’clock, and was composed of one engine and several passenger coaches.  About 250 people went from St. Paul.  At Minneapolis eight more coaches well filled with passengers were added to the train and the whole party proceeded to Sauk Rapids, being joined by others at different points on the route.  They remained looking over the ruins for several hours, when the train returned to St. Cloud, and other hours were spent amid the ruins.  On the return trip the train left at 6 o’clock, and arrived in St. Paul at 9 p. m.  Everybody brought back a relic, and the whole collection, if placed on a half acre of ground, would be prima facie evidence that something had been struck by a cyclone.  A portion of the money made from the sale of tickets for the excursion will be presented to the cyclone sufferers.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Monday Morning, April 19, 1886
Volume VIII, Number 109, Page 1

 

Crowds See the Sights on the Cyclone’s Track.

Special to the Globe.
ST. CLOUD, April 18. – The streets have been full of excursionists, who went over the devastated district and then crossed the river to Sauk Rapids.  The hotels at the dinner hour were crowded and the Grand Central fed over 800 people, a larger number of people than ever ate in its dining-room before.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Monday Morning, April 19, 1886
Volume VIII, Number 109, Page 1

 

THE ST. CLOUD EXCURSION.

A crowd of people assembles at the union depot yesterday morning, the majority of whom evidently intended to go on the excursion to St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids for the purpose of viewing the devastation of the recent cyclone.  The train of ten cars arrived at 9 o’clock on the Northern Pacific road from St. Paul, all of which were nearly filled.  Five more cars were added and all were crowded to their utmost capacity.  The jam of people at the gates to gain entrance to the train was something tremendous.  Many were unable to get aboard, and others who had purchased tickets turned back.  It is estimated that 1,300 people went from Minneapolis.  The tickets sold at $3.

Source:
The Saint Paul Daily Globe
Monday Morning, April 19, 1886
Volume VIII, Number 109, Page 1

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