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Library hosts "1957 Fargo Tornado" book event Monday, May 21, at the Main Library


  • 1957 Tornado Book cover
    1957 Tornado Book cover

On the evening of June 20, 1957, an F5 tornado struck Fargo, ND. In total, the tornado killed 12 people, injured numerous residents, and left about 2,000 homeless. Over 300 houses were destroyed and hundreds more suffered damage. Authors Trista Raezer-Stursa, John Hallberg, and Lisa Eggebraaten of the recently released book 1957 Fargo Tornado will visit the downtown Main Library at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, to share the story of the tornado and the process of using archival documents to create this book. A book signing will follow the event and books will be available for purchase. For details, contact the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492.

The book contains over 200 images from the Cal Olson Photograph Collection and other photograph collections held at the NDSU Archives. Mr. Olson was one of the photojournalists for the Fargo Forum who took pictures the day of the tornado.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Children age 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a [list of upcoming events](,library adults,library board,library kids,library teens "online calendar"), call 701.241.1472.