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Pana, IL Tornado, Aug 1902

--Heavy Damage From Storm at Pana, Ill.

Storm at Pana, Ill.

Pana, Ill., Aug. 20.--A cloudburst and tornado struck this city this afternoon. Thousands of dollars worth of damage was done and several persons were injured. Hotels and business blocks were unroofed: windows broken, and shade trees almost totally wrecked. The $25,000 Y. M. C. A. building was almost demolished. The Baltimore & Ohio depot at Millerville was blown away. The loss will reach $150,000.

Davenport Daily Republican, Davenport, IA 21 Aug 1902



article | by Dr. Radut