Evansville’s Connection to Clara Barton

Letter_2

known and there was no reason to doubt its authenticity. No other point needing special assistance was found until reaching Metropolis. Here the damage was apparently done by an extremely high wind instead of an actual cyclone destroying several buildings on the river front, which, fortunately had been practically abandoned some time previous, which materially qualified the damage. The main damage was due to the uprooting of buildings and blowing down chimneys: Mr. Trousdale gave it as his opinion that the greater need exists in the country between Metropolis and Bay City – in the path of the storm – among the smaller isolated families remote from friends and help. Our representatives desire to suggest that Metropolis is a town of small means, containing very few people of accumulated wealth, and generally composed of persons owning little beyond the modest home in which

Part 2 of Correspondence from Clara Barton to Evansville Mayor, N. M. Goodlet (1890)

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