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Photos courtesy of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County This photo shows the destruction caused by a tornado that tore through Fergus Falls, killing 57 people.

History Mystery of the week

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This photo, recently donated to the History Museum of East Otter Tail County by Bud and Barb Honer, of Dent, shows the destruction caused by a tornado that tore through Fergus Falls. The twister killed 57 people and is the second deadliest tornado in Minnesota's history. If you know what year this occurred, or any other details about what this photo show, let us know! We will publish the answer, and the name of the first person who answers correctly, in next week's Perham Focus.

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'History Mystery' is a new weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a 'mystery photo' each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer a question about it. If you have a personal story that relates to the photo, or have new details about it's contents, we will work with the museum to have that additional information put on record.

Contact us at 346-5900 or email editor@perhamfocus.com.

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