Escanaba Morning Press 4 Nov 1916

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Escanaba Morning Press
4 Nov 1916 - IN E lshpeming, Mich., Sept. 23.—A hail storm,...
IN E lshpeming, Mich., Sept. 23.—A hail storm, of proportions never before seen in Michigamme, accompanied by thunder, lightning and rain, work- efj groat damage in that vicinity Wed- neaday night. Gordon .1 Murray, postmaster at Michigamme, who was in the city yes- is responsible for the story tliat the hail stones were as large as hen’s eggs. When Mr. Murray’s statement was questioned at the South Shore station he appealed to Conductor Conductor Patrick Lavelle, who held up cne hand and said: "I never before Law anything like it. They were as large as my fist and to prove my state ment come up and see the front windows windows of the engine cab on his train which the hall broke last evening when we passed through Michigamme. Twelve window pane3 in the Michl- fcamme high school and fourteen In the Catholc church were broken by the hail The roof of a small barn was mined and will have to be replaced The roofs on the South Shore and Northwestern depots were bombarded I s() heavily with the hail that they are now leaking in many places and will probubly have to be rebuilt. A new roof on one of the camp buildings of Norton Brothers, who are operating^«» lumber camps north of Michigamme, was completely destroyed. Mr Mur- ray stated that the falling hall could, be heard for a number of minutes be- fore tha storm reached Michigamme

Clipped from Escanaba Morning Press04 Nov 1916, SatPage 6

Escanaba Morning Press (Escanaba, Michigan)04 Nov 1916, SatPage 6
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