Giddings, TX Storm, July 1897
Wind, Rain and Hail Storm.
Giddings, Tex., July 28. -- Last night a severe rain, wind, hail and electric storm from the north struck this town and wrecked the Methodist and Independent Lutheran churches, and three colored churches were moved off their blocks. Several small cottages were demolished. Lightning struck several houses. Several box cars were blown off the sidings and onto the main track of the Central road. Crops are badly damaged. Two inches of rain fell.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 30 Jul 1897