Lincoln, IL Tornado, Jun 1902

Lincoln and Vicinity

Lincoln, Ill., June 11.--This city and immediate locality was visited at midnight by a severe and destructive hurricane. Hard rain and lightning did additional damage. Public buildings, factories and residences were unroofed and telephone and electric street railway systems were badly crippled. Most of the streets are blockaded with fallen trees and wires. The villages of Atlanta, Lawndale, Elkhart and others in this county suffered heavy losses on elevators and other buildings. Small grain is damaged to a considerable extent. So far no loss of life is reported.

Des Moines Daily Leader, Des Moines, IA 12 Jun 1902