A cyclone did much damage north of Ryder
Sunday afternoon. All of the buildings on Geo. Harts place were wiped out. The crop was nearly destroyed. Mr. Bush saw the cyclone coming and got in his cellar just in time. The house was lifted up into the air and dropped down several feet from the foundation. The other buildings were taken three miles. The air was full of boards.
Ward County Independent, 7/20/1904