Tornado's path of destruction.

Tornado Victim Memorial

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Plainfield, Illinois

The Plainfield Tornado Memorial is a black granite triangle, near the high school and obscured by trees. It is dedicated to 29 people who lost their lives as a result of the twister that cut a 12-mile long swath of devastation through the area on August 28, 1990.

On the back, a detailed map laser-etched into the stone shows "The tornado's path of destruction" through the region.

Also see: Observations Against The End of History

Tornado Victim Memorial

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 Headquarters

24101 W. Fort Beggs Dr., Plainfield, IL
Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 Headquarters. On the south side of Fort Beggs Drive, just west of Hwy 59/S. Division St.
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