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La Plata MD tornado disaster....



Item # 572774

October 10, 1926

THE OMAHA MORNING BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, November 10, 1926

This 14 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page:

* 15 Are Dead in Maryland Wind Storm
* Eleven School Children, Negro Couple Killed When Tornado Strikes LaPlata and Environs

and more with list of the dead. (see)

This tells of the La Plata, Maryland tornado disaster which destroyed the elementary school during class time.

Other news of the day. Light browning, otherwise good.

La Plata, Maryland suffered an F4 tornado on November 9, 1926, which had a death toll of 16 people, 13 of them in La Plata Elementary School, which was destroyed.

Category: The 20th Century

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