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New Milford, CT Area Tornado, Aug 1911


Uproots Trees, Wrecks Houses, and Destroys Crops Near New Milford.

NEW MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 28.--A tornado swept through a section three miles long and a quarter of a mile wide here late today, uprooting trees, blowing roofs from houses, and leveling crops. The damage has not been estimated, but it will be large.

On the farm of Walter Leavenworth hundreds of apple trees were uprooted, and twelve oak and hickory trees, some three feet in diameter, were blown out of the ground. A hay wagon was carried through the air a distance of 100 feet and landed unbroken in the middle of a tobacco field.

The highways are impassable tonight because of the debris of farm buildings and trees.

The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Aug 1911

article | by Dr. Radut