Hollis is a rural unincorporated community in Cloud County, Kansas, United States.
History [ edit ]
Hollis was first called Christie, for W. J. Christie, the original owner of the town site.
Hollis was a shipping point located at the junction of the
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and the Union Pacific Railroads. [2 ]
tornado hit Hollis on May 14, 1909 at five o'clock in the evening causing serious damage and killing several people. The town was "swept away" by the tornado [3 ] Only three buildings in the town were reported to have escaped damage, and total damage estimates were over $50,000 in 1909 dollars. [3 ] [3 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Hollibaugh, E. F. (1903). Wilson, Humphrey & Company. p. 888. Biographical History of Cloud County, Kansas: Biographies of Representative Citizens. Illustrated with Portraits of Prominent People, Cuts of Homes, Stock, Etc.
^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Standard Publishing Company. p. 864. Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc.
^ a b c The Kansas City Star "Damage by Kansas Storm" May 15, 1909 (reported on GenDisasters.com website)
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Coordinates: 39°37′52″N 097°33′09″W / 39.63111°N 97.55250°W