St. Louis, MO Tornado, May 1896

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The 1896 St. Louis – East St. Louis tornado occurred on Wednesday, May 27, 1896, as part of a major tornado outbreak across the Central United States on the 27th, continuing across the Eastern United States on the 28th. One of the deadliest and most destructive tornadoes in U.S. history, this very large, long-track, and violent tornado was the most notable of an outbreak which produced other large, long-track, violent, killer tornadoes. It caused over $10,000,000 in damage (1896).  - wikipedia.org

Some Photos (above) and a Fatality List from the St. Louis Tornado of May 28, 1896 from usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/cyclone.htm

Additional information:

The Great Cyclone at St. Louis and East St. Louis, May 27, 1896 Photos and stories from the St. Louis Public Library

Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at St. Louis, May 27, 1896 from NOAA. Text of the photo booklet

St. Louis/East St. Louis Tornado of 1896 from the Tornado Project

The 1896 Tornado from the Illinois Genealogy Trails History and Genealogy

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