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1956 Hudsonville, Michigan tornado disaster...



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April 04, 1956

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, April 4, 1956 

* Hudsonville, Michigan tornado disaster 
* Berlin, Wisconsin 


This 40 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "45 DEAD, 185 INJURED IN SERIES OF STORMS" with subheads and related photo showing tornado damage in Berlin, Wisconsin. (see)

Tells of the 1956 Hudsonville-Standale tornado disaster. This tornado outbreak affected many other areas as well.

Other news of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The Hudsonville-Standale tornado was an F5 tornado that devastated the Hudsonville and Standale, Michigan areas on April 3, 1956. It was one of three tornadoes to move across southwest Lower Michigan on that day. A fourth tornado struck north of the Manistee area. The Hudsonville-Standale tornado killed 18 and injured 340.

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