Colorado Springs Gazette, January 5, 1916
Monument Hard Hit by Yesterday’s Wind Storm
The town of Monument was badly hit by the storm, according to John Gilles, manager of the Pearl laundry, who went to Monument yesterday morning in an automobile, two hours being required to make the trip against a stiff wind that at times threatened to overturn the car. At Monument a number of houses and barns were unroofed. Several Denver & Rio Grande boxcars were blown off the tracks and badly damaged. The roof of the ice house at Monument also was blown off.
Giles on the return trip to this city experienced the most difficulty in making time in an automobile, as the road south of Monument was strewn with telephone and telegraph poles which had been blown down. At one point two miles north of Breede, six telegraph poles were found lying across the road, and it was necessary to make a detour to pass.