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Original 99W screen tower under constuction. This tower was destroyed in the Columbus Day Storm, 1962

Original screen tower under constuction. This tower was destroyed in the Columbus Day Storm, 1962

St. Paul's Episcopal church Tower topled by the 1962 Columbus Day storm, 1962 :: Statesman Journal Newspaper

Paul's Episcopal church Tower topled by the 1962 Columbus Day storm, 1962 :: Statesman Journal Newspaper

Pt. 4 of recap of 1962 Columbus Day Storm (Typhoon Frieda) destroyed most of the trees on campus, damaged buildings, and killed two students. From the 1963 Oregana (University of Oregon yearbook). www.CampusAttic.com

Pt. 4 of recap of 1962 Columbus Day Storm (Typhoon Frieda) destroyed most of the trees on campus, damaged buildings, and killed two students. From the 1963 Oregana (University of Oregon yearbook). www.CampusAttic.com

columbus day storm - Google SearchOn Oct. 12, 1962, an unusual mix of weather conditions boiled over into a hurricane-force blast that many weather experts say is the most significant windstorm ever recorded in the Portland area.  It did millions of dollars in damage and killed more than 40 people.

columbus day storm - Google SearchOn Oct. 12, 1962, an unusual mix of weather conditions boiled over into a hurricane-force blast that many weather experts say is the most significant windstorm ever recorded in the Portland area. It did millions of dollars in damage and killed more than 40 people.

columbus day storm 1962 | Anyone who lived through it and was old enough to remember has stories ...

Were you here in '62? Oregon Historical Society wants Columbus Day storm memories, memorabilia

October Two Giant trees hurled onto the front of this house at 2335 N. by the Friday night windstorm. Damage to sidewalks and curbing was more extensive than to the house.

KING 5 Weather Special on Columbus Day Storm

KING 5 Weather Special on Columbus Day Storm

Commonly known as the "Witch's House," this is the remains of a Ranger Station and Bathroom built by the WPA in 1937. It was heavily damaged in the Columbus Day Storm and never repaired. It can be found by taking Lower MacLeay Trail in Portland Oregon's Forest Park.

Commonly known as the "Witch's House," this is the remains of a Ranger Station and Bathroom built by the WPA in 1937. It was heavily damaged in the Columbus Day Storm and never repaired. It can be found by taking Lower MacLeay Trail in Portland Oregon's Forest Park.

Columbus Day Storm - Oct 10th, 2012

Columbus Day Storm - Oct 10th, 2012

Damage at the Oregon State Fairgrounds from the 1962 Columbus Day storm, 1962 :: Statesman Journal Newspaper

Damage at the Oregon State Fairgrounds from the 1962 Columbus Day storm, 1962 :: Statesman Journal Newspaper

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