Checotah, OK Tornado, Aug 1891

Cyclone In Indian Territory

Animals Killed and Much Property Destroyed At Checotah.

A cyclone struck Checotah, I.T., on the night of the 1st, doing many thousands dollars damage to growing crops and destroyed a number of buildings. The drug store of C.G. Moore is a total loss, as are also the new three-story cotton gin of Lafayette & Bros., and the residences of Peter Frazer and the blacksmith and wagon shop of H.C. Rollins. The large general store of Lafayette & Bros. had the roof damaged. Several animals were killed, but as far as known no persons were seriously injured.

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, Centralia, WI 8 Aug 1891