St Albans, VT Storm, Jul 1887
WIND AND LIGHTNING.
ST. ALBANS, Vt., July 7.---During a terrific thunderstorm yesterday afternoon, Francis Ryan's large barn in Fairfield was struck by lightning and burned, with a quantity of hay, grain, agricultural implements, &c.. The loss is $6,000; insurance $3,000. James Farr's corn barn in the same town was also struck by lightning and demolished.
The New York Times, New York, NY 8 July 1887