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Cunningham, KS Tornado, May 1898

Kansas City, May 18.--A special to the star from Kingman, Kan., says a destructive tornado swept over the western part of this county last evening about 6 o'clock. The town of Cunningham was almost swept off the earth. There are only five houses left standing.

The track of the storm was 200 yards wide and everything was swept clean. People saw the cloud about twenty minutes before it struck and rushed to their cellars. Nobody was seriously injured although a good deal of stock was killed.

The Arizona Republican, Phoenix, AZ, 19 May 1898

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A tornado destroyed Cunningham, a Kansas town of 400 inhabitants, and three persons were killed.

The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI 28 May 1898



article | by Dr. Radut