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Containing one hundred and eighty-seven photographs with captions and chapter introductions, "Images of America: Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967 ", highlights many different aspects of the storm and its impact the village. The book is available for purchase (cash or check) at the library's first floor reception booth for $16.99.
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Images of America: Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967
Broken gas lines, surrounded by flammable materials, fed large blazes that spread quickly. At the remains of the Fairway Super Mart, firemen used aerial ladders in an attempt to control the flames. (Photograph by David A. Johnston; donated to the library by Tom Johnston.)
Watched over by an Oak Lawn firefighter, the home of Robert Anderson, at 9610 South Marion Street, is consumed by fire. In total, more than eighty structures across the village were disposed of in this manner. (Photograph by Gary Settle; courtesy of the Oak Lawn Public Library.)