To avoid the destruction of tornadoesa people started fantasizing ways to ward off tornadoes.


In 1896, the San Francisco Chronicle theorized that it would be “possibly practicable to build great windbreakers to the west of big cities that should forever guarantee them from such dire misfortune as that which overtook St. Louis; in other words to wall modern cities as a matter of protection against the weather as old-time towns were walled against human foes.” Sadly, Mother Nature pays no mind to walls.


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