Ottumwa, IA Storm, Jun 1902
Ottumwa, June 12.---(Special.)---A storm at 3 o'clock this afternoon did much damage here The Y. M. C. A. building was damaged by wind, also the court house clock, several plate glass windows were broken, a tall smokestack was tipped over, buildings on the mile track blown down and several fine trees ruined. Two horses were killed by lightning It was the hardest rain seen here for years, accompanied by much thunder, lightning and hall.
Des Moines Daily Leader, Des Moines, IA 13 Jun 1902