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Hollis is a rural unincorporated community in Cloud County, Kansas, United States.

History

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1909 tornado damage

Hollis was first called Christie, for W. J. Christie, the original owner of the town site.

Hollis was a shipping point located at the junction of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and the Union Pacific Railroads.

A tornado hit Hollis on May 14, 1909 at five o'clock in the evening causing serious damage and killing several people. The town was "swept away" by the tornado Only three buildings in the town were reported to have escaped damage, and total damage estimates were over $50,000 in 1909 dollars.

Coordinates: 39°37′52″N 097°33′09″W / 39.63111°N 97.5525°W / 39.63111; -97.5525

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