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GALLERY: 50-year-old photos show how Oelwein was damaged after F5 tornado

On May 15, 1968, an F5 tornado tore through Oelwein and surrounding communities. It leveled homes, flipped cars and left 450 people injured and 13 dead.

50 years later, The Gazette takes a look back through photos taken a day after the natural disaster.

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