Winona, MN Tornado, Aug 1907 - Damage by Storm


Lives are Lost and Crops in Many Places are Ruined

A tornado ... swept over the southern part of Minnesota, northern Iowa, the southwestern end of Wisconsin and a part of Illinois.

Many houses were destroyed in Winona and the roofs were torn off twenty large factory buildings. The lighting plant was wrecked, leaving the town in darkness. The power house of the local street car company was put out of commission. The cars in the street were overturned and one of them carried against the side of a store. Fronts of the stores were blown in and the wind carried all kinds of stock from the shelves and counters.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, IA 8 Aug 1907