I grew up in the Hannibal/Quincy area and tend to be a weather nerd, but have never heard of this historic storm. It was the most devastating tornado in northeast Missouri history and it claimed 14 lives back in March of 1876.
This will add new meaning to the word "homegrown". New statistics that have just been shared that out of all the Missouri counties, Pike County has one of the highest rates of residents who were born in the state than just about any others.
I was always told by my dad that it was easier to laugh than cry. With that sound parental teaching in mind, check out a hilarious video just shared by a clever guy about inflation in Monroe County, Illinois.