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In Years Past

June 21, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, an electric storm accompanied by a wind which blew a gale did enormous damage in the vicinity of Corning the previous afternoon. Hundreds of shade trees were blown down, the electric light and power service of the city was cut off and the telephone service paralyzed. The wind's power was such that it tore up huge trees by the roots and toppled them over against houses or into the streets. The house of Mrs. Lucy E. Wood of Pine Street was buried under a giant elm which tore up a concrete walk and curb as it fell and carried with it branches from another tree. More than 200 trees in the city were blown down. Hail, which accompanied the storm, broke scores of windows in the city and permitted the rain to pour into business places and houses.



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