Stevens Point, WI Storm, July 1907


Lightning, Wind and Hail Visit This Locality, But Other Sections of the State Fare Far Worse.

Last week will go down in history as a destructive on for the state of Wisconsin, in so far as lightning, hail and wind storms are concerned. Portage county did not entire escape, nor did the city of Stevens Point. Thursday evening just before it was time for the fireworks at the South Side, a heavy storm came up, accompanied by a display of lightning that was almost continuous for a half hour or more, and during this time it struck several buildings in this city, including a large brick smoke stack at the Sixth Ward School, tearing off a number of brick and cracking the stack from top to the roof, a distance of eight or ten feet. The chimney on the residence of Sam Iverson, at the corner of Normal avenue and George street, was also struck and several bricks torn away, while the residence of Simpson Todd on Patch street, near Forest cemetery, was slightly damaged.

Gazette, Stevens Point, WI 10 Jul 1907