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New Albany Tornado, 1917 (22.2007.1)
New Albany
Floyd County, Indiana

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Side 1 of the marker.

Side one of the marker.

Side 2 of the marker.

Side two of the marker.

The dedication ceremony was on March 23, 2007, the 90th anniversary of the storm. The marker was placed at New Albany Children’s Academy, 1111 Pearl Street in New Albany.

Gary Purlee, author of 'The Cyclone of 1917,' spoke to those in attendance about the tornado and historical analysis of the event.

Gary Purlee, author of "The Cyclone of 1917," spoke to those in attendance about the tornado and historical analysis of the event.

Robin Davis Sekula and David Barksdale, President of the Floyd County Historical Society and County Historian, with the marker.

Robin Davis Sekula and David Barksdale, President of the Floyd County Historical Society and County Historian, with the marker.