1965 Tornado

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Title

1965 Tornado

Subject

Tornadoes

Description

The Palm Sunday Tornado outbreak of April 11-12, 1965, spanned six states and included 47 tornadoes. Monroe was struck by an F1 at approximately 8:00 pm on April 11th on the southeast side of town. 50 homes and 65 businesses were damaged or destroyed, along with 400 cars. 40 persons were injured.

Spatial Coverage

Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin

Is Part Of

PLMSN

Collection Items

Destroyed Home of the Karl Jensen Family
Members of the Karl Jensen family try to salvage items from their tornado-destroyed home.

Max Wyssbrod of Browntown Carries a Calf After Tornado
Max Wyssbrod of Browntown carries a calf as he helps clear tornado debris.

Feed Recovery at Robert Stauffer Farm After Tornado
Neighbors assist Robert Stauffer in recovering livestock feed from a silo destroyed by the Palm Sunday tornado.

Tornado Damage at Swiss Cheese Shop
A woman is pictured in the severely tornado-damaged Swiss Cheese Shop on Highway 69.

Governor Knowles Surveys Monroe Tornado Damage
Wisconsin Governor Warren Knowles surveys Monroe tornado damage during a flyover.

Spliteck Home Destroyed by Tornado
The wreckage of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spliteck and daughter Roberta.

World War I Cannon Surrounded by Tornado Damage
A historic cannon in pictured in a tornado-damaged park.

Springman Family with Destroyed Home
Mr. and Mrs. David Springman are shown near their destroyed trailer.

Destroyed Wagness Home
Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Wagness sort through the wreckage of their home in the aftermath of the tornado.

Damaged Barns after Tornado
A destroyed dairy barn is shown in the aftermath of the tornado.
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