Arcadia, WI Flooded By A Waterspout, May 1890

FLOODED BY A WATERSPOUT.

MILLS AND BRIDGES WASHED AWAY -- A CHILD IS DROWNED.

Whitehall, Wis., May 31. -- A terrible rain-storm, accompanied by intense electrical disturbance, raged last night in this locality. In American Creek valley, about two miles above the village of Arcadia, which is fifteen miles from Whitehall, a waterspout burst and flooded the village. T. H. MILLER'S flouring mill and dam were swept away entirely.
MASSURE'S mill dam in Arcadia was also swept out and a child was drowned. The water was six feet deep in the streets of Arcadia. The total damage there is estimated at $50,000. The damage to the railroad track and bridges between Blair and Dodge is considerable.
Trempealeau river here overflowed its banks and rose ten or twelve feet. Some damaged by lightning is reported from the country, though nearly all communication by wagon road is cut off. Numerous country bridges are swept away.

Davenport Morning Tribune Iowa 1890-06-01