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Woodford County, IL Tornado, Jun 1899

In June 1899, a tornado passed over a part of the county doing considerable damage. It came to the ground this side of Deer Creek and moved in a northeasterly direction. It appeared to move up and down, striking one place and skipping the next. Southeast of Eureka it wrought havoc in the midst of the timbers. Great trees were uprooted in large numbers and there were many signs of the storm’s terrible work. The home of Robert Barrett was dashed to pieces. The occupants were absent at the time and suffered no injury. A number of other places were damaged, altho no other house was destroyed.

History of Woodford County 1910, page 138

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