Was there ever a Roscoe, Illinois tor...

Was there ever a Roscoe, Illinois tornado?

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Eric

Glenolden, PA

#1 Aug 24, 2008
This lady that was a teacher at Kinnikinnick School said her mother wrote the History of Roscoe, and also said a tornado ripped through Kinnikinnick around 60 or 40 years ago. Is this true?
SamJS

Roscoe, IL

#2 Jun 20, 2013
Not through Kinnikinnick School that I'm aware of 40-60 years ago. There was a bad tornado that hit Belvidere IL in 1967 that killed a number of High School Students that were boarding their buses to go home when it hit. It also went through the High School there. I lived just east of Roscoe in the rural area from 1958 until 1983.
Who was the teacher that told you this if you remember?
Eric

Forreston, IL

#3 Jul 28, 2013
Nola Carnine's mother. She came in and showed a picture of what appears to be a building with its roof ripped off (consistent with F2 damage). I did my research and it turns out there was a tornado in Roscoe on October 8, 1958. It traveled 81 miles from northwestern Illinois to a few miles west of Lake Michigan near the Wisconsin border and then there was that tornado that ripped the garage off the local fire department.

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