The Tornado of 1821, with Jack Noon

Thursday, January 24th, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Historian Jack Noon visits Gibson's Bookstore to talk about his book, The Tornado of 1821, describing an extremely violent weather anomaly which hit NH towns from the Connecticut River to the Merrimack  through Croydon, Sunapee, Lake Sunapee, New London, Sutton, Warner, and Webster in a single hour.

In New Hampshire late on a Sunday afternoon in September 1821 a tornado blasted its way from the Connecticut River to the Merrimack by way of Lake Sunapee and Mount Kearsarge.  It was part of a rapidly advancing, 300-mile front of severe thunderstorms that stretched from Canada practically down to New York City. For sheer, concentrated violence the Sunapee-Kearsarge Tornado of September 9, 1821 was by far New Hampshire's worst weather event, ever.

About the author: Jack Noon is a New Hampshire historian. The author of fourteen books of non-fiction and historical fiction, they include The Bassing of New Hampshire (1999), Muster Days at Muster Field Farm (2000), Fishing in New Hampshire, A History (2003), Lot Number 20, Eight Generations at the Muster Field Farm Museum (2014), and Up Moosilaukee (2000).

Event date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
The Tornado of 1821 Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781732518001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Moose Country Press - October 1st, 2018

For sheer, concentrated violence the Sunapee-Kearsarge Tornado of September 9, 1821 was by far New Hampshire's worst weather event, ever.


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