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Remembering 1965 Palm Sunday tornado

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Eddie Whitson,15 and George Whitson dig through debris on Vistamar after the Palm Sunday tornado.

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Aerial view of the Ottawa River showing the destruction left by the Palm Sunday tornado. To the right of the photo you can see Webbers Waterfront Restaurant.

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Palm Sunday tornado aftermath.

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Palm Sunday tornado aftermath.

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Willie Mahoney and Don Lehmann look over the Bettinger Farms Greenhouse that was demolished.

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Mrs. Tom Frederitz checks for her mail.

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Left to right: Ann Glenn (with coffee cup) P.F.C. Jim Brunt, Spec 4 Jim Coker, B-Sgt Louis Fleischman and Mrs and Mr, Fred Rothacker. after the Palm Sunday tornado.

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Toledo professional photographer Jim Weyer took this photo of the Palm Sunday tornado that appeared in Life magazine.

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George Whitson and Richard Whitson,17 (on right) dig through debris on Vistamar after the Palm Sunday tornado.

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Palm Sunday tornado aftermath, Pvt. Donald Melms Jr. stands guard over a closed street.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson lifts a bicycle from the debris of the Palm Sunday tornado.

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Palm Sunday tornado aftermath.

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President Johnson visits the Toledo area to view the damage from the Palm Sunday tornado.

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Donnie Kirchoff finds his scrapbook after the devestating Palm sunday tornado destroyed his family home. He pasted presidential portraits that appeared in the The Blade in the scrapbook.

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A massive tangle of tress and cars were left at Summit Street near Suder Ave after the Palm Sunday tornado.

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Clifford Schaub of Tralger Drive goes through the cupboard of his home which ended up upside down after the Palm Sunday tornado hit the area.

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12-year-old Joyce Extine of Tralger Drive hands her mom a Beatles record she found under the debris in the living room of their home.

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The collapsed roof and garage of a house on Viramar Road.

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Searching for personal items on Vista Mar Drive.

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