Through the Lens: The Killer Tornado of 1957

The tornado that struck Fargo in June of 1957 killed ten people and damaged 1500 houses. Vivid video footage of the tornado, its aftermath, and interviews were captured by many local news organizations.


Through the Lens: North Dakota as Seen by Television in the 1950s (1986); State Historical Society of North Dakota

Grade Level

3 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science

Related Links

Tornado Rips Fargo
Period article from the North Star Dakotan about the 1957 tornado.