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2012 Marks 100th Anniversary of Regina Tornado


June 2012

Aftermath of the 1912 tornado. WDM Collection

One hundred years ago on June 30, a tornado roared through Regina. Twenty-eight people died, 2,500 were left homeless, and 500 buildings were destroyed.

One witness recalled, "a wagon which was standing in front of the hotel was blown completely on top of the heavy draft horse which was attached to it and the two were carried down the street."

Another said, "The only thing it could be likened to is hell let loose."

Below: Photograph of a Regina Tornado souvenir booklet from WDM Collection.

Regina Tornado June 30 1912 souvinir booklet

For more information about the tornado, check out
CBC Saskatchewan's special website feature.


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