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Publishers' Notice
The Great Cyclone
A Discriminating Storm
The Cyclone's Fatal Path
All the Elements of a Tornado
Warnings of a Deadly Peril
Gathering Force in its Course
On the Outskirts of the Storm Region
The Full Force Felt
Where Deaths Were Most Frequent
Damage in East St. Louis
Incidents and Anecdotes

Note:  The material posted here is only an abridged version of the full text.   It has been heavily edited to focus attention on the cyclone's effects on East St. Louis rather than St. Louis.  The actual book, as printed in 1896 and reprinted by Southern Illinois University Press, is approximately three times as long and contains many more illustrations, descriptions, and anecdotes than are provided here.


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