“The Sherman Cyclone”


A great storm sweeps unexpectedly through Sherman, causing extensive damage and some loss of life


1896 was apparently a bad year for tornadoes; on May 27 of that year a storm hit Saint Louis, killing 400 and leaving 5000 homeless. - RBW

Historical references

  • May 15, 1896 - The Sherman tornado


  1. Laws G31, "The Sherman Cyclone"
  2. DT 795, SHERCYCL*
  3. Roud #3260
  4. BI, LG31


Author: Mattie Carter East
Keywords: storm disaster death
Found in: US(So,SW)