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Tornado Stories

A collection of stories and first-hand accounts of the 1990 Hesston tornado.

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Swenson, Judy
A few weeks after the tornado, Judy Swenson's second-grade class wrote to their pen pals in Mrs. Veach's class in Great Bend. Updates about their…
Swenson, Judy
On their first day back at school, Judy Swenson recorded her second-grade students' reactions to the tornado.
Heltur, Oscar
Wenger, Chad
Account by Chad Wenger for school, handwritten and transcribed.
Roupp, Paul
Account by Paul and Anna Roupp, with photographs and excerpts of articles.
Livengood, Hannah
Account by nine-year old, Hannah Livengood, published in Story Friends, January 20, 1991.
Lee, Jennie C.
Account by a resident of the Showalter Villa,
Hull, Judy
Account transcribed from hand-written document.
Hugie, Nancy
Account transcribed from audio-cassette recording.
Friesen, Judy
Account by Eva Osborne, after interviewing HCCC Director, Judy Friesen.
Friesen, Freda
Account by Freda Friesen
Beyler, Mary
Letter from Mary Beyler to friends.

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