Clear Lake, IA Tornado, Aug 1907

Clear Lake, Hanlontown and Lake Mills are Hit

Mason City, Ia., Aug. 7. -- Clear Lake, Hanlontown and Lake Mills were visited by cyclones Tuesday evening, doing much damage. Many barns and farm houses were destroyed....

At Clear Lake the daughter of G. E. Rice was probably fatally hurt by flying boards of the cottage, which was blown to pieces. There were three distinct cyclones, all coming from the northeast.

Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI 7 Aug 1907


Lives are Lost and Crops in Many Places are Ruined

Twenty-five lives are reported to have been lost and property damaged to the amount of $500,000 in a tornado which swept over the southern part of Minnesota, northern Iowa, the southwestern end of Wisconsin and a part of Illinois. Dispatches tell of death in almost every point were the tornado struck....

Shipping at Clear Lake and many cottages were destroyed.