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Charles City-Oelwein Tornadoes of 1968

In Historical by Jeff Wilcox

NOTE: The woman on the front page of the Oelwein Daily Register (above) died shortly after the picture was taken. She was one of the 2 fatalities in Oelwein, the other 2 mentioned in the newspaper were from nearby Maynard. On the afternoon of May 15, 1968, an F5 tornado moved through Butler, Chickasaw, Floyd, Franklin, and Howard Counties in …