Photo: Neillsville, Wis. Tornado (1907)

Contact: Virginia Elmhorst

1907 Picture Postcard of Neillsville, WI just after the tornado. Please let us know if you can translate the message on the card.

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County-wide Info: Good Old Days News Clips, June 22, 1994; transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Response--Photo: Neillsville Tornado (1907)

Contact: Jody Conner

"This is where they cleaned up by Schanles and this is where Seiklovers wants to put it. You can see this very well when you are looking through binoculars.

Response--Photo: Neillsville Tornado (1907)

Contact: Janet

Jody,

Thank you so much for adding that message. It certainly makes the photo more interesting to know what the card said! Janet

The card below was also submitted to the site, sent Aug. 26, 19??  Even though someone wrote, May 2, 1921 on it, at a later time, it is most likely another photo from the 1907 Neillsville Tornado.

Click on this card to enlarge it--if you can tell what the underwritten message says, let us know!

Photo: Neillsville Tornado (1907)

Transcriber:  Pat Phillips
 

I remember my grandmother talking about this. I guess she was rather traumatized by it, after sitting in a dark cellar as they sheltered from the storm. I'm sure a 5 yr. old child would be quite scared by the noise, having gone through one myself. One missed my house by about a 1/4 mile, but my wind gauge read 102mph before the mast tore away.

I don't know how close it got to their house, though.

 

 


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