Georgetown, CO Tornado Destroys Part Of City, Nov 1869

A TORNADO.

PART OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, COL., DESTROYED -- ONE LIFE LOST, AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.

Georgetown, Col., Nov. 20. -- A terrific tornado occurred here on the 18th inst. Heavy winds arose about 5 o'clock in the morning, increased in violence, and almost totally destroyed a portion of the city known as Lower Georgetown. Houses were demolished in almost every direction. During the heaviest gale the air was filled with trees, lumber, small stones, and articles of most every description. Among the prominent buildings destroyed is the new Episcopal Church. Hardy pines, which have weathered the storms for years, were uprooted, and in many cases hurled a distance of several hundred yards. The lower portion of the city is in ruins, and a number of families are left homeless. One persons was killed and several seriously injured. The loss of property is estimated at $50,000.

The New York Times New York 1869-11-22