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Garland and Rowlett, Texas were savaged by F-4 tornadoes yesterday. Gruene cowboys were familiar with the vagaries of bad weather. Many lost their lives, possessions and livestock to cyclones, lightning, high winds and the resulting stampedes. Wrote G.H. Mohle of Lockhart: “When we reached the Republican River a cyclone struck us, turned our wagon over, and scattered things generally. Mr. Evans had a large tent. It went up in the air and we saw it no more.”

Here’s the first image of a tornado ever taken, shot in 1884 in Anderson County, Kansas by A.A. Adams of Garnett.