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This short silent film shows footage of the 1966 Topeka, Kansas, tornado. The photographer is unknown. The first segment shows a funnel cloud forming during a Little League baseball game. This tornado was one of the most destructive tornadoes in Kansas history. The storm cut a swath of ruin through the capital city, destroying hundreds of homes, causing millions of dollars in damage, and killing sixteen residents.
Date: June 1966
Item Number: 216316
Call Number: VT011.5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216316
Collections - Audio-visual
Community Life - Disasters and accidents - Tornadoes
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Baseball
Date - 1960s - 1966
Environment - Weather - Storms - Tornadoes
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Film
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Type of Material - Film and video