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Community Conversation: 1926 La Plata Tornado

2023-04-01 13:00:00 2023-04-01 16:30:00 America/New_York Community Conversation: 1926 La Plata Tornado La Plata Branch -

Saturday, April 01
1:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-01 13:00:00 2023-04-01 16:30:00 America/New_York Community Conversation: 1926 La Plata Tornado Come to the La Plata Library's downstairs meeting room on Saturday afternoon 4/1 for a conversation with local historians Tony Puzzilla & Steuart Bowling to discuss the deadly 1926 La Plata tornado. La Plata Branch -

Come to the La Plata Library's downstairs meeting room on Saturday afternoon 4/1 for a conversation with local historians Tony Puzzilla & Steuart Bowling to discuss the deadly 1926 La Plata tornado.

Nearly 100 years have passed since the deadliest tornado in Maryland history struck the small town of La Plata, MD. On November 9, 1926, 15 people were killed, 13 of them school children, when a tornado raced across the Potomac River from Virginia, destroying residential homes and farms before slamming into an elementary schoolhouse that stood in its path.

Local historians Tony Puzzilla and Steuart Bowling are in the process of writing a book commemorating this event, and are reaching out to any distant friends or relatives of people affected by the tornado, in hopes of finding additional information. 

Join Tony at the La Plata Library on Saturday afternoon 4/1 between 1-430pm for a community conversation about this fateful event.

If you are a distant friend or relative of any of the tornado victims, Anthony Puzzilla and Steuart Bowling would like to hear from you. They can be reached respectively at apuzzilla@aol.com & steuartbowling@outlook.com. 

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EVENT TYPE: | Community Engagement |

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