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Bridgeport, CT Tornado, Sept 1876

A CONNECTICUT HURRICANE

NEW-HAVEN, Sept. 15.--A tornado cut a swath through the northern part of the City of Bridgeport about midnight on Thursday. It unroofed several houses and snapped a number of large trees off near the ground. The tornado lasted about three minutes, and was apparently about three hundred yards wide. It was accompanied by a rumbling noise, and the houses in its path shook as if an earthquake was coming.

The New York Times, New York, NY 16 Sept 1876



article | by Dr. Radut