On June 12, 1899 a tornado outbreak in the Upper Midwest killed hundreds of people. New Richmond, Wisconsin was wiped off the map.
“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
Scarcely a Person in the Place Escapes Without
Ruins Take Fire and Add to the Horror of