Illinois Weather Trivia for August 5th

8/5/1875
Several tornadoes moved across northern and central Illinois. One of the stronger tornadoes touched down in Warren County, then passed just to the north of Galesburg (Knox County). 25 homes were destroyed, with 2 people killed and 15 injured. Another in a series of tornadoes touched down near Knoxville and moved east into northern Peoria County. 14 people were hurt and 20 farms destroyed by this family of tornadoes, described by eyewitnesses as looking like a "monstrous haystack".

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