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Clayton, NM Tornado, Oct 1908

Main Street circa 1900

CYCLONE.

RIPS UP THINGS IN NEW MEXICO, KILLING FOUR PERSONS.

TWENTY PERSONS WERE INJURED, THREE OF THEM WILL DIE.

Clayton, N. M., Oct. 19. -- Four persons were killed in and near Clayton last night, as the result of a tornado and cloud burst. Twenty other persons were more or less injured, three of whom, it is believed, will die.
The dead:
W. H. HAIGHT.
J. S. FOX, wife and daughter.
The new Union county court house which cost $40,000 was wrecked and a score of houses were wrecked or torn from their foundations. Telephone and telegraph wires were blown away and miles of poles levelled. The damage in the business section of the town was not heavy. The Colorado and Southern railway sustained heavy loss.
Clayton was in utter darkness after the tornado until daylight. The water system was also put out of commission by the storm and the town is without water.

Bismarck Daily Tribune North Dakota 1908-10-20



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