Des Moines Tribune from Des Moines, Iowa on May 16, 1968 · 36
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Des Moines Tribune from Des Moines, Iowa · 36

Des Moines, Iowa
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Thursday, May 16, 1968
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What's Left of Charles City After The Big Tornado mF - ; &LI $&iSgS f.:t 1 1 . 1 11 v a a. An aerial view of Charles City's downtown area after Wednesday's devastating tornado in. Liii .in f ' rlvV- f '" "f,". '. '3,f;i I n J, ii' I Most df the tornado deaths in Iowa were recorded in Charles City, where many wore critically injured. Dr. Philip Tenner of Independence treats one of the injured. The National Guard Wednesday night moved into Charles City, where more than 100 business places were destroyed or damaged Many Charles City dwellings were demolished, many damaged in the town of about 10,000 in northeast Iowa. This is an apartment in the business district. r' '4 .(1 lyecnestas homes were Thursday's matchsticks ''fl v 1 One official said ."(! p'r ccnl of Charles City mnnd two yrars aro." The yrim task of HigKinK "pul it . . . Ihi., is live limes worse than at iel- fhrough the wreckage began Thurnday. IN.-. - lW! kX1 i -i Another tornado hammered Oclwein's Main Street v !

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