The 1967 Belvidere Tornado

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Claiming the lives of seven adults and seventeen children, the Belvidere tornado struck the most vulnerable at the worst possible time: just as school let out. More than five hundred people suffered injuries. New interviews and fascinating archival history underscore the horrific drama, as well as the split-second decisions of victims and survivors that saved their families and neighbors. Since the tragedy, three more devastating tornadoes have further defined Boone County's resilience: Poplar Grove in 2008, Caledonia in 2010 and Fairdale in 2015.
ISBN: 9781467136167
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: Disaster
Images: 55
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mike Doyle is a retired high school journalism teacher and former professional journalist who resides in Belvidere, Illinois. He is a member of the Boone County Historical Society. This is the fifth book he has written or edited and his second for The History Press.
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