History & Tourism

The Mansfield Tornado Of 1894

16 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Early in May, 1894, newspapers across the country, from Maine to California, carried a small news item originating in Mansfield, Ohio.

The brief post shared news of a tornado which struck here a few days before, leaving destruction in its wake and downed power lines everywhere.

Sound familiar?

On the evening of Saturday, April 28, the skies started to glow yellow in the northwest, suggesting that something significant was coming weather-wise. At about 7:00 PM, the storm hit with its full force striking the north part of the city.

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