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.
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Three year-old Dale Nelson plays outside his tornado-ravaged home.
A woman sifts through rubble after the 1965 Palm Sunday tornado.
Members of the Karl Jensen family try to salvage items from their tornado-destroyed home.
Max Wyssbrod of Browntown carries a calf as he helps clear tornado debris.
Neighbors assist Robert Stauffer in recovering livestock feed from a silo destroyed by the Palm Sunday tornado.
A woman is pictured in the severely tornado-damaged Swiss Cheese Shop on Highway 69.
Wisconsin Governor Warren Knowles surveys Monroe tornado damage during a flyover.
The wreckage of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spliteck and daughter Roberta.
A historic cannon in pictured in a tornado-damaged park.
Mr. and Mrs. David Springman are shown near their destroyed trailer.