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This is a photograph showing a tornado coming over Burnett's Mound in Topeka, Kansas. The magnitude of this storm was unprecedented in Topeka. Registered as an F5, the powerful storm traveled from the southwest of the city to the northeast, causing the deaths of 17 people, and more than $104 million in damage. The tornado was on the ground for 34 minutes, and left a path of destruction 21 miles long and one-half mile wide.
Date: June 08, 1966
Item Number: 227526
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.4 T.1966 *76
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 227526
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Disasters and accidents - Tornadoes
Date - 1960s - 1966
Environment - Weather - Storms - Tornadoes
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Type of Material - Photographs