June 12, 1899 Tornado Outbreak

On June 12, 1899 a tornado outbreak in the Upper Midwest killed hundreds of people.  New Richmond, Wisconsin was wiped off the map.

‎New Richmond tornado aftermath, 1899 – UWDC – UW-Madison Libraries

13 Jun 1899, Page 1 – The Oshkosh Northwestern at Newspapers.com

“13 Jun 1899

AWFUL LOSS OF LIFE!

Village of New Richmond, Wis., Wiped Off the
Map by a Tornado.

Two Hundred of the Inhabitants Killed and One
Thousand Wounded.

Scarcely a Person in the Place Escapes Without
Some Injury.

Ruins Take Fire and Add to the Horror of
the Scene.”

13 Jun 1899, 1 – Quad-City Times at Newspapers.com

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