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Real Photo Postcard: Tornado in Wheeling, April 19, 1925

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posted by Ohio County Public Library alias Ohio County Public Library on Thursday 10th of February 2022 09:30:01 PM

Market street looking south toward the intersection of 16th street, showing the old U.S. Custom House, now West Virginia Independence Hall. A tornado hit downtown Wheeling, Sunday, April 19, 1925, causing half a million dollars worth of damage, around $8 million in today's market. "The force was so prodigious that an eyewitness described it as a whirling funnel in which pieces of wood and even bricks were violently revolving. Another said that telephone poles were struck down like match stems." [Quote from Real Photo Postcards of Wheeling, W. Va., Tony Paree, 2019] -Image from the Real Photo Postcard collection of the Ohio County Public Library Archives. Donated by the family of William O'Leary.Visit the Library's Wheeling History website The photos on the Ohio County Public Library's Flickr site may be freely used by non-commercial entities for educational and/or research purposes as long as credit is given to the "Ohio County Public Library, Wheeling WV." These photos may not be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation without the permission of The Ohio County Public Library.



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