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The Great Louisville Tornado of 1890 is a book written by Keven McQueen. It was first published in 2010.


On March 27, 1890, a devastating storm moved over the Ohio River Valley, spawning dozens of deadly tornadoes. The most powerful of these twisters touched down in Louisville, carving a path of unprecedented destruction from Main Street to the end of town.

In the aftermath, nearly eight hundred buildings in the city were destroyed, and over one hundred people perished. In all, the storm produced over twenty-five tornadoes that day, and it remains the twenty-fifth deadliest storm in U.S. history.

Join local author Keven McQueen as he chronicles Louisville's most violent natural disaster, with tales of harrowing rescues and rebuilding.