On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 22, a tornado whirled its way across the town, killing three people and causing a property loss estimated at over $1,000,000.

The terriffic whirlwind entered the city by way of the Notch road, skirting Garret mountain; roared and swirled over town in a northeasterly direction, leaving in its wake the debris of demolished houses, wrecked mills and uptorn trees.

In the few brief minutes which it took the tornado to travel from one side of the city to the other great damage was done in several places along the pathway of the storm. In the vicinity of St. Joseph’s hospital a house belonging to Myer Bones, at 680 Main street, was wrecked and a workman engaged in making repairs to the building was instantly killed.