White Hall, Illinois: Monument to the Schoolteacher Tornado Martyr

In 1927 Annie Louise Keller sacrificed her life to save a classroom full of children from a tornado. A sculpture of her protecting two children marks the spot.

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Monument to the Schoolteacher Tornado Martyr

The tornado monument is visible from the main road.

[KWinn, 09/04/2016]

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