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UP CLOSE: Cyclone Centennial

Published: Monday, April 23, 2012 11:49 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012 11:51 a.m. CST
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(Herald Photo by Lisa Pesavento — lpesavento@morrisdailyherald.com)
Arlene Leipart, of Elwood, reads a newspaper article from 1912 that reports the damage of the cyclone that hit Carbon Hill April 22, 1912, damaging much of the town and shutting down the mine.

The Carbon Hill School Museum held a 100-year anniversary open house on Sunday to look back on the destructive cyclone of April 22, 1912 that ripped through Carbon Hill. The cyclone destroyed much of the town and shut down their mining industry.  (Photos by: Lisa Pesavento)

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