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Then there were DISASTERS

FARM HOME DESTROYED BY WIND STORM FRIDAY

Last Friday evening about four o’clock, a severe wind, rain and hail storm passed through the country west of town a few miles and did considerable damage. The crops in the wake of the hail storm were practically destroyed. A hard wind accompanied the storm and in the vicinity southwest of town about ten or twelve miles it grew to the proportions of a small cyclone, which demolished the farm home of Joe Miller residing on what is known as the old Dick Litchenwater place. The house and several small buildings were torn down and partially carried away.

The family saw the storm coming and were all at the house. Mr. Miller said that he did not think it necessary to go to the cave,but -on account of a lady that was visiting them, Mr. and Mrs. Miller and their guest went to the cave but the three boys stayed in the house. None of them were injured seriously although the house and the contents were all destroyed.

We understand the house was partly covered by insurance and that Mr. Miller will rebuild as soon as possible.

[taken from the July 6, 1923 issue of The Farnam Echo]


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