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Devastation In Delaware

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Day
24
Month
August
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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Wilmington, Del., Aug. 22.- A cyclone passed across the state yesterday afternoon about six miles below this city, cutting a path about 200 feet in width, leveling trees, or chards, and outbuildings, and doing damage estiraated at $130,000. In this city the build ings of the Mablow Bros. ironworks were wrecked in an instant. Huge timbers were tossed about as though thoy had been straws A workman employed in the works was killed by the flying timbera. The next moment the cloud descended upon the creek. Five small boats were capsized, and two men, Abraham Knight and William Collins ■who were in one of the boats, were drowned. The darkness seemed to grow more dense as the funnel-shaped cloud reached the town. It jumped the Pennsylvania railroad station to Pusey & Jones car shops, tore away abou 100 ieet from tbe end of the car-repair build ing, crossed the Brandy wine, and went ofi in tne direction of the oü works.

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News