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Path of Destruction: The Story of West Michigan’s Worst Natural Disaster

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Ernie Ostuno, author of Path of Destruction, will discuss the April 3, 1956, tornado. The tornado touched down in Hudsonville, MI, killing 17, injuring 340, and leveling downtown Standale. Many people, some of them badly injured, helped the National Guard in the immediate recovery by searching for neighbors trapped under the debris of what had been their homes. Local history librarian Tim Gleisner will share the library’s archival materials on the natural disaster that affected our city.

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Date:
April 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Main Library
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phone:
616.988.5400

Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616.988.5400
Website:
www.grpl.org