A pewter and silver plate chalice recently found in an old cabinet at St. Thomas & John Episcopal Church in New Richmond, Wisconsin, is believed to have survived the 1899 tornado that killed 114 people in the town, the deadliest tornado in Wisconsin history. (Meg Jones/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT)
A pewter and silver plate chalice recently found in an old cabinet at St. Thomas & John Episcopal Church in New Richmond, Wisconsin, is believed to have survived the 1899 tornado that killed 114 people in the town, the deadliest tornado in Wisconsin history. (Meg Jones/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT) McClatchy-Tribune
A pewter and silver plate chalice recently found in an old cabinet at St. Thomas & John Episcopal Church in New Richmond, Wisconsin, is believed to have survived the 1899 tornado that killed 114 people in the town, the deadliest tornado in Wisconsin history. (Meg Jones/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT) McClatchy-Tribune

Chalice believed to be survivor of deadly 1899 twister in Wisconsin

April 25, 2012 5:00 AM