Overall view looking southwest of the destruction following the cyclone of 1886. A man stands in the foreground with devastation all around him including a dead cow lying in the lower right section of the shot. The Mississippi river can be seen in the distance.
Local relief committee inspecting some damage caused by the cyclone of 1886. Members of the committee met with state appointed committee members to assess damages and decide how to properly distribute donated funds for food, clothing, health care and for repair and new construction of structures.
View of the Benton County courthouse in ruins following the cyclone of 1886. A safe, chairs, storage shelves and bureaus are stacked close to a partially destroyed vault. A bent oak tree is prominently seen in the foreground on the right.
View of all that remains of the Charles Schultz farm following the cyclone of 1886. The farm is located four miles south of Rice's Station. This is the site where twelve people (including the groom and minister) died attending a wedding celebration.