Posts made in October, 2013

Debating Society of Warwick Lyceum – 1869

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In October of 1869 the Warwick Lyceum was organized as a debating society. Grinnell Burt was chairman and D.F. Welling secretary.  The first debate was on the subject, “Resolved, that the new Constitution as presented by the Constitutional Convention should be adopted by the people at the ensuring state election.”  The lecture room in the basement of the Methodist Episcopal Church was crowded, with both men and women present, although women at the time did not have the right to vote. Debaters for the affirmative included J.M. Bradner and...

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Terrifying Tornado in Warwick – 1858

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In the fall of 1858 a tornado hit the Warwick area. At the beginning of a heavy thunderstorm, a dark cloud appeared in the southwest. It soon formed a huge funnel with the small end toward the earth. Then another formed with the small end up. The clouds moved rapidly from west to east just south of the village, with a continual roar of wind. They crossed the creek twice, and drew up great volumes of water, fish, etc. Fish and other water animals were found half a mile from any water. Large apple trees and others were torn up and carried along. Luckily...

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