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ILLINOIS SV - Maywood Tornado Wreckage #2 - 1920 RARE!

ILLINOIS SV - Maywood Tornado Wreckage #2 - 1920 RARE!

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Size  3 1/2" x 7" (standard stereoview)
Mount  curved
Publisher / Photographer  Unknown
Title Maywood Tornado 1920
Condition very good+
Keywords Chicago, Oak Park, Cicero


Notes: Image is sharper than scan.

The first Palm Sunday tornado outbreak occurred on March 28, 1920. Thirty-eight significant tornadoes hit the Midwest and Deep South states. The outbreak left over 380+ dead, 1,215 injured.

Just before the noon hour, rapid-fire, severe thunderstorms began blossoming 80 km (50 mi.) west of downtown Chicago. The first storm started to spawn killer tornadoes in DeKalb and then Kane Counties, starting at 12:00 noon. Roughly 15 minutes later a violent tornado F4 tore through Will and Cook Counties, cutting a path 85 km (53 mi.) long in the Bellwood Maywood areas that would kill 20 people as the storm completely devastated the community of Melrose Park. Ten of the fatalities occurred when the storm scored a direct hit on the Melrose Park Catholic Church and Convent, where people were getting ready for Palm Sunday services. Six more people would be killed in the community of Dunning, before the storm passed out into Lake Michigan.







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