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Charles City in Floyd County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1968 Tornado Memorial

 
 
1968 Tornado Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 16, 2017
1. 1968 Tornado Memorial
Inscription.  
Presented by
Charles City Woman’s Club
In memory of
Those who lost their lives
In the tornado of
May 15, 1968
Sadie Chambers · Ruth Dawson · Harry Hall · Marie Greenlees · May Gault · Arthur Jacobs · Minnie Kneisel · John Kneisel · Florine Leach · Murray Loomer · August Merten · Robert Stotts · Lela Wolff
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1968.
 
Location. 43° 4.136′ N, 92° 40.718′ W. Marker is in Charles City, Iowa, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of N Jackson Street and Blunt Street, on the left when traveling south on N Jackson Street. Located in Central Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City IA 50616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles City Veterans Monument (here, next to this marker); Farmer's Trust and Savings Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Mill Wheel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floyd County Veterans Memorial
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Dana Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andres Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greene Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles City remembers 1968's devastating tornado (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier May 5, 2008). (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Charles City Tornado May 15, 1968 - News Report on You Tube. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. May 1968 tornado outbreak on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
1968 Tornado Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 16, 2017
2. 1968 Tornado Memorial
1968 Tornado Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 16, 2017
3. 1968 Tornado Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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