Mount Vernon, MO Hail Storm, Apr 1897

BOMBARDED WITH HAIL.

VICINITY OF MOUNT VERNON, MO., VISITED BY A STORM.

The vicinity of Mount Vernon, Mo., was visited by the most terrific and destructive hailstorm ever witnessed there. Hail stones weighing ten to twelve ounces fell in great profusion and with such force and rapidity that not a house in the community escaped more of less injury. The churches, mills, etc., sustained heavy losses. Not only were shingle roofs damaged, bu the heavy iron roofs of the flouring and planing mills were rendered useless. Stock of all kinds suffered intensely. Fruit and ornamental trees were badly damaged. Immediately following the hail came the heaviest rainstorm witnessed there for fifteen years or more.

Adams County Free Press Corning Iowa 1897-04-08