A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Montana In 1923 And No One Saw It Coming

Tornadoes are a phenomenon that’s typically associated with the Midwest, though they can occur anywhere—and they have certainly struck some surprising places, including Montana. Most of us will recall the deadly tornado of 2010 that unfortunately killed two people and injured a few more when it hit the Smith Ranch in Northeast Montana. But before that happened, we had the deadly tornado of 1923… and it was something no one saw coming.

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It’s fascinating to look back on Montana history, even the unfortunate parts. Here are 10 facts about the Treasure State not many people know.