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Cabinet Card of Relics from Cherokee-Pomeroy Tornado near Aurelia, Iowa, 1893

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Photo of a board and fire shovel impaled into tree trunks from a tornado near Cherokee/Pomeroy, Iowa, in 1893.
Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, Brothers, Keith, "Slater's Farm 3," 1893


This cabinet card photograph shows relics of the 1893 Cherokee-Pomeroy tornado collected from "Slater's Farm," which was located 3 miles south of Aurelia, Iowa.

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  • Describe what you see in this photograph. What does it tell you about the power of a tornado?
  • How does this picture show the potential dangers of a tornado?
  • What emotions do you feel when you look at this photo? How does evidence of a tornado, like this image, impact your thoughts about tornadoes?