The 1967 Belvidere Tornado

Author : Mike Doyle
ISBN : 9781439658864
Genre : Nature
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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.
Category: Nature

Belvidere Illinois

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1156404258
Genre : History
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Chapters: 1967 Oak Lawn Tornado Outbreak. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 41. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Belvidere Tornado Outbreak was the tornado outbreak that occurred on April 21, 1967 across the Upper Midwest of the United States, in particular the Chicago area including the towns of Belvidere and Oak Lawn, Illinois. It was the most notable tornado outbreak of 1967 and one of the most notable to occur in the Chicago area. The Belvidere disaster was documented in an episode of The Weather Channel's Storm Stories. The 21st of April was a warm Friday afternoon in northern Illinois. A warm front part of a very deep storm system had been marching through Illinois all day and by afternoon moved north of the state. Temperatures ahead of the storms into the low to mid 70s with dewpoints in the 60s, a 120-knot (220 km/h) upper level jet and increasing low-level shear. By 3 P.M., more than 12 tornadoes had already been spawned from the storm system. The National Weather Service was able to issue a tornado watch at 1:50 P.M. At 3:50 P.M., a violent tornado rated F4 on the Fujita scale, raked through the town, damaging the high school and overturning buses. Twenty-four people were killed and another 410 injured. 127 homes were destroyed and 379 damaged. The storm continued into McHenry County, spawning another tornado in Woodstock. The two tornadoes covered a 25-mile (40 km) swath. Thirteen of the 24 people killed in Belvidere were killed at the school, making this tornado the 6th deadliest ever to hit a school . The Belvidere Tornado was especially devastating because it hit the school just as students were getting on the buses to go home. Just before 4pm, the F4 Tornado reached the school. Twelve buses, already filled with elementary school and middle school students, were t...More: http: //
Category: History


Author : Eric A. Johnson
ISBN : 9780738532639
Genre : History
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Rockford's economic boom of the early twentieth century continued into the Roaring Twenties, when Rockford's newly-erected skyscrapers symbolized the city's "sky's the limit" ambitions. But the good times came to a crashing halt with the arrival of the Great Depression in October 1929. With its longstanding blue collar industrial roots, Rockford would enjoy renewed and even greater prosperity as it readily capitalized on the World War II war effort and the post-war economic boom years. With a collection of nearly 240 vintage postcards, Rockford: 1920 and Beyond captures this dynamic, ever-changing era as Rockford transformed into "Illinois' Second City." Inside, see now-familiar skyscrapers like the Rockford News Tower, Talcott Building, and Faust Hotel enliven Rockford's downtown skyline. Take a nostalgic trip to the Blackhawk Park Zoo and the Central Park and Kiddieland amusement parks. Watch post-war "car culture" change the face of the city with its drive-ins, shopping centers, and expressways. Witness the World War II revival of Rockford's storied Camp Grant. See the famed Wagon Wheel Resort in its high-flying, star-studded Hollywood heydays. Marvel at the destructive power of Rockford's deadly "Cyclone of '28."
Category: History

The Rotarian

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

The Tri State Tornado

Author : Peter Felknor
ISBN : 9780595311880
Genre : Nature
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The Tri-State Tornado is a gripping account of the worst tornado disaster in American history. Claiming 689 lives during a three-hour rampage across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on March 18, 1925, the storm had one of the longest uninterrupted paths (219 miles) and one of the widest (up to one mile) of any recorded tornado. Its continuous energy was so extreme that it completely obliterated several small towns in its path. Although the fatality count was nearly that of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, with the exception of meteorologists and residents of the affected area, few had ever heard of this catastrophe until this book's initial release in 1992. The Tri-State Tornado reconstructs the tragedy, using vivid eyewitness accounts of fourteen survivors who lived along the tornado's path from the Missouri Ozarks to southwestern Indiana. The clarity with which they recall that day in their lives over sixty years earlier will give readers the unsettling feeling that the tornado struck days, not decades, ago.
Category: Nature

Der Nackte Affe

Author : Desmond Morris
ISBN : OCLC:176873822
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The School As A Safe Haven

Author : Rollin J. Watson
ISBN : 0897899008
Genre : Education
File Size : 22.63 MB
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A well-balanced book on the subject of school safety which uses historical and sociological data to illustrate how much the school is subject to social realities and changes.
Category: Education