Chesterfield, MI Tornado, Apr 1893

Great Damage at Chesterfield.

PORT HURON, Mich., April 12.---Reports from Chesterfield bring news of great damage there. A cyclone struck a few minutes after 7 o'clock. Two freight cars standing on a side track were blown square across the main track just a few minutes ahead of the Toronto express. The engineer saw the freight cars, but before he could slacken speed he run his train into them with a great crash. The express was thrown into the ditch and three coaches were piled up on each other. The baggageman only was seriously hurt.

Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, ID 13 Apr 1893