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The tornado hit a schoolhouse east of Viroqua and lifted it off the ground. The teacher and eight students were killed.
Since 1865, when did the most powerful tornado pass through the Viroqua area? How many people were killed?
What time of day did the tornado hit? In 1865, would there have been any warning signals?
On a Wisconsin map, locate Viroqua and Hillsboro.
1778: Mary Hays McCaulley (Molly Pitcher) helped Revolutionary War soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth by carrying water to them.
1919: The Treaty of Versailles is signed ending World War I.
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