Omaha's Easter Tornado of 1913, Nebraska (Images of America Series)

Omaha's Easter Tornado of 1913, Nebraska (Images of America Series)

by Travis Sing

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Overview


On Sunday, March 23, 1913, the burgeoning city of Omaha, Nebraska, fell victim to one of the worst tornado disasters in American history. Downtown was spared, but the fashionable neighborhoods of the city's western fringe and the ethnic neighborhoods of north Omaha were destroyed. Over 100 lives were lost, and millions of dollars in property damage was done. Photographers descended upon Omaha, rendering astonishing images of the storm's aftermath. This book uses nearly 200 of those photographs, many of which are drawn from the Durham Western Heritage Museum archives, to document the tornado's path of destruction, as well as stories of survival, compassion, reconstruction, and the remarkable unity and resilience of the Omaha community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738531847
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,189,125
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Author Travis Sing is an independent historian who holds degrees from Creighton University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has worked as a consultant, educator, historic site manager, and library and archives director, and has a lifelong interest in meteorology, particularly tornado activity.

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