ďA most violent tornado,accompanied with hail, occurred in the western part of Washington County, Mo.,a few days ago.  Everything, even the big log cabins of the inhabitants, were torn up and scattered, a prey to the hurricane; and one little boy, who was playing near his fatherís house was taken up, and his brains were dashed out against a tree.Ē  Aurora Dearborn County Democrat, May 14, 1840
 

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