Camden, AR Tornado, Jun 1893


Great Damage Was Done but No Loss of Life.

Camden, Ark., June 1 - Reports from the county adjoining this county are to the effect that a disastrous cyclone passed over there yesterday evening. The wind cut a swath forty miles wide. One hundred and sixty-five big trees were blown across the Cotton Belt railroad track near Willow Star. Damage was done to all property in the track of the whirlwind. It is greatest in the yellow pine regions and to sawmills. No loss of life is reported, the people fleeing to ravines. One man jumped in a well to save himself. The railroad has been cleared of debris.

The Atlantic Constitution, Atlanta, GA 2 Jun 1893