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Bay City, MI Tornado, Jun 1882

DETROIT, Mich., June 19.- Yesterday about noon a cyclone struck the south-eastern part of Bay City, doing much damage. A barn belonging to Frank Fitzhugh was torn down and a colt carried 20 rods and killed. The house of Thomas Joyce was completely demolished. Mrs. Delos Goster was badly cut by falling timbers, and a girl named Simpson was dashed 20 feet away from where she stood, striking against a fence, and receiving injuries from the effects of which she will probably die. A boy named John Carroll had his skull fractured and will probably die. Mrs. Joyce, her daughter, and another of he Carroll boys were badly bruised. The track of the storm was about 80 rods wide, and in its path fences and trees were swept away.

The New York Times, New York, NY 20 Jun 1882



article | by Dr. Radut