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2008, June 11
An EF3 Tornado tore through the south side of Salina, damaging a number of buildings.


1973, September 25
An F3 tornado destroyed two homes and the Sundowner East trailer park, injuring six people.
1897, March
Hendrick D. Baker (Henry) was born in Kentucky. His father was a doctor who supported the Union and was killed while standing in his doorway. The killer was never found. Hendrick went into the 48th Kentucky Infantry where he became a Captain. After the war he moved his mother, sister and a brother to Saline County Kansas where he was elected Sheriff in 1879 and took office the following January of 1880.

Hendrick left Kansas and went to Oklahoma. There he became a territorial Senator. He died in Guthrie on March 3, 1897 and is buried here in Salina, Kansas.


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Salina and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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