The South Dakota Tornado Outbreak of August 28, 1884

On August 28, 1884, a deadly localized tornado outbreak would unfold across portions of eastern South Dakota. One of these twisters would become the second earliest photographed in history. There are sharp discrepancies over which tornado that day was photographed, and there is no detailed summary of the event in its entirety. In this article, I attempt to solve both of these longstanding unknowns. Check out this premium summary by becoming a member!

Pleasant Grove

This is the eighth in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. A suburb of Birmingham, Pleasant Grove was bisected by a horrific gash of devastation that scraped neighborhood after neighborhood from the map. Check out this premium summary by becoming a member!

Holt

This is the fifth in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. Leaving behind a gash through the City of Tuscaloosa proper, the growing tornado now set its sights on the outskirt community of Holt. Check out this premium summary by becoming a member!

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