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Grinnell tornado killed 130 in 1882

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GRINNELL (KWWL) -- A tornado killed 130 people in Iowa June 17, 1882.  The storm was reported to have brought 17 inch hail stones to central Iowa.

A twister hit Grinnell, taking out two Iowa College buildings and numerous residences.  Three freight trains were knocked off their tracks. Malcolm and Kellogg were also hit.

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