New Richmond, WI Tornado, Jun 1899

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On June 12, 1899, the deadly F5 New Richmond Tornado struck New Richmond. The tornado demolished Main Street and New Richmond's east side.

It nearly destroyed the village of New Richmond, Wisconsin, on June 12, 1899, killing 117 and injuring 125 people. More than $300,000 in damage was reported.

Most of Main Street (Knowles Avenue) was rebuilt within five months.

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