A Full Description of the Great Tornado in Chester County, Pa.

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,979 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.6
LoC Category: GE
Downloads: 755
Added to site: 2008.07.05
mnybks.net#: 21430
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Science, History, Nature

The unprecedented destruction of the tornado which passed through the western part of our county on the first of July last, created in the minds of many a desire to have a full account of the movement, conduct, and origin of the storm cloud, together with such scientific explanation as would throw some light upon this remarkable phenomenon.

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bserved the storm carefully as it came from the west. He was standing on his barn bridge at the time, and on looking over the high hill at the west of his residence his eyes were directed to a point just above the funnel of the cloud. He saw the clouds rise up at the circumference to a great height, and then pour over into the central cavity from all sides; this continued for some time. The funnel next appeared in full view, after the space of ten minutes. Then the body of a tree appeared above; it appeared motionless, and grew larger and larger as the cloud approached--the tree being carried with the storm; finally it disappeared. The body of the storm-cloud was now full of missiles, having the appearance of millions of birds sailing through the air, the whole moving mass being of a very dark color. As it moved forward these missiles were discharged in every direction. The conical column now became very tall, and was of a white color, in appearance not unlike the under cloud of a great rain storm. As clouds

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Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
2011.10.02
FC Monson
***..

And, less than 30 years later, the Progressive (oxymoronic) President from Princeton reseggregated the Federal Government and jailed the dissentors.

2011.07.28
Cindy M
*****

The book starts out with the weather conditions which spawned this tornado. It tells about what type of damage was sustained and names the citizens who suffered losses.

This is interesting history about African Americans. The Society of Friends ran an underground railroad and hosted abolition talks. Just 14 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, most of the African Americans listed here (former slaves) are now property owners and independent farmers.

2008.09.04
C. Alan Loewen
****.

On July 1, 1877, a swath of Chester County, Pennsylvania was devastated by a rare tornado.

Richard Darlington, the president of Ercildoun Seminary, wrote this pamphlet after interviewing eyewitness accounts.

The seminary itself was destroyed and eventually rebuilt as the Darlington Seminary some miles away from the original site.

This little booklet is an interesting glimpse into another life and culture long gone and how it dealt with natural tragedy.


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