|Title||Tornado of April 21, 1974|
|Object Name||Transparency, Slide|
|Description||Series of aerial and ground slide images shot by the Oshkosh Police Department after the tornado of April, 21, 1974.|
|Copyright||Oshkosh Public Museum|
|Collection||Oshkosh Police Department|
|Cataloged by||Radig, Dan|
Series of aerial and ground slide images shot by the Oshkosh Police Department after the tornado of April, 21, 1974.
The storm hit about 4 PM on a Sunday afternoon on April 21, 1974. The path of storm was from South of Oshkosh to Lomira, Wisconsin, a distance of 35 miles. Nearly 400 buildings were damaged and some 17 to 35 people were sent to Mercy Hospital with none life threatening injuries. The tornado was later classified as a F4 multi-vortex tornado.
At the upper right corner is Calvary Catholic Cemetery on Algoma Blvd. The damaged area is at the corner of Plymouth St. & Wilson Ave. Note the pattern left in open field by the tornado. The images were most likely taken on the same day.