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Wisconsin Storms


Dateline: Ashland, Aug. 26, 1854. The recent onslaught of hurricanes in our southeastern states reminds us that we are all sometime nature's pawns. Here in Wisconsin we've had more than just blizzards to emphasize that fact. Thirty-foot waves smashed the docks at Ashland in the late summer of 1854, and in the spring of 1880 a tornado in Waukesha County threw people and animals into the air. Find more extreme weather stories in our collection of Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles.
:: Posted in Curiosities on September 16, 2004
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