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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea00235

Ruins of the Longfellow School where 17 children were killed. The storm hit the school at about 2:30 p.m. A casualty of the Tri-State Tornado, the longest- lived and longest path of any recorded tornado. It travelled 300 miles from SE Missouri to Indiana and killed over 600. In: Effects of Tornadoes on Factory Buildings, Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies, 1925.

Image ID: wea00235, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Murphysboro, Illinois
Photo Date: 1925 March 18

Category: Monsters/Tornadoes/

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