Kutztown, PA Storm, Jul 1887

READING, Penn., July 7.---Last night's storm did a vast amount of damage...... Near Kutztown, this county. Peter Kline's large barn was struck and destroyed, with all the contents; loss, $5,000. Hundreds of acres of growing corn were washed out by the heavy rain-fall. Lightning set fire to the dry timber on the Blue Mountains, and the flames spread rapidly over 500 acres of timber until extinguished to-day by hard work on the part of residents of the neighborhood.

The New York Times, New York, NY 8 July 1887