Item #010243 1913 – Small visual archive documenting the damage caused by the Easter Sunday tornado that destroyed much of Berlin, Nebraska. Miller Talmadge.

1913 – Small visual archive documenting the damage caused by the Easter Sunday tornado that destroyed much of Berlin, Nebraska

Berlin (today, Otoe), Nebraska: 1913. Unbound. This grouping contains five real photograph postcards (RPPCs) by Miller Talmadge documenting the tornado that destroyed much of Berlin (now renamed Otoe) on Easter Sunday, 23 March 1913. The tornado was the longest continuous of a swarm of six storms that raged through Iowa and Nebraska that day. This category 4 tornado on the Fujita scale began northwest of Syracuse, Nebraska and ended in Mills County, Iowa. It killed 18 people, 12 in Berlin alone, and did over $250,000 in damage to the town (over $3.5 million in today’s dollars). All in nice shape; none sent through the mail.

Over 140 people were killed during this swarm of six tornados.

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(For more information, see “Top ten killer tornadoes in Nebraska history” at the National Weather Service website and “Tornado outbreak sequence of March 1913” at Wikipedia.)

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Price: $150.00

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