Galena, IL Tornado, Apr 1890

Fierce Hurricane in Illinois

GALENA, Ill., April 4.--A hurricane passed over this city about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, coming from the southwest. Rain fell in torrents during its provalence, and a rumbling sound was heard like that which characterized the Hazel Green tornado, near here a few years ago, causing a great consternation among the people. The roof of Webster & Ross’ furniture factory and several others in the same block were badly damaged and the smoke stack of the Galena boot and shoe factory was blown down. On the hill in West Galena fences were leveled and trees uprooted generally.

The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN Apr 1890