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Tornado Disrupts Convention

Post 102  Anoka, Minnesota

June 18, 1939

["Tornado Disrupts Convention." Anoka Herald 18 Jun. 1939: Print.]

10 District Convention Anoka... the tornado hit at 18 minutes after 3 pm on Sunday, June 18 when the Fire Hall clock stopped when power lines fell. Just a half hour before the scheduled start of the parade, the worst tornado in the history of the city struck with very little warning. The accompanying roar of the tornado was almost deafening. Guy Spencer compared the sound to being under a railroad bridge with a fast freight train passing overhead. The Storm ended what started out to be a joyful convention day.