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The Great Cyclone at St. Louis and East St.Louis, May 27, 1896

The Great Cyclone at St. Louis and East St.Louis, May 27, 1896 (Paperback)

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Shortly after 5:00 P.M. On Wednesday, May 27, 1896, a Herculean tornado shattered the St. Louis Area. Within twenty minutes, 137 people had perished in St. Louis, with 118 dead across the river in East St. Louis. Along a ten-mile swath of devastation, the tornado destroyed 311 buildings, heavily damaged 7,200 others and caused significant harm to 1,300 more. Even today, that powerful cyclone of a century ago "remains the single deadliest incident to befall the St. Louis area," according to Tim O Neil of the "St." "Louis Post-Dispatch, "who wrote the foreword for this historic reprint of a book originally published by the Cyclone Publishing Company.Heavily illustrated by photographs of the damage, "The Great Cyclone "was compiled from stories in the city s daily newspapersthe "Globe-Democrat, "the "Post-Dispatch, "and, most notably, the old "St. Louis Republic. "O Neil points out that "the book s compilers are not identified, but their glowing praise of the superb descriptive composition in the "Republic "provides a good guess about where most of them worked.""

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