Andover, Kansas: Tornado Victims Monument

The killer twister of 1991 is remembered with a flag and plaque on the spot where the inevitable trailer park once stood.
Address:
N. Andover Rd, Andover, KS
Directions:
I-35 exit 57. Drive west on 21st St. to Andover Rd, then south. On the east side of N. Andover Rd, between Central Ave. and Kellogg St./US Hwy 54/400, near 1st St.
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Tornado Victims Monument.

Tornado Victims Monument

Unless you know what you are looking at, it doesn't look like much of a memorial; it could use a little love. But it is almost 30 years old. My dad was able to tell me the story of when the tornado happened, so I imagine the locals know what it is.

[Janelle, 08/03/2019]
Tornado (not Vornado) Victims Monument

I noticed someone commenting about the fan museum here in Andover. It's part of Vornado, the fan manufacturer, who located a plant here about five years ago. There's no connection to the 1991 Andover tornado. There is a memorial to the tornado victims at the trailer park where most of the Andover victims died. It consists of three flagpoles (American flag, state flag, & none right now flying on #3) and a plaque with the names of those who died.

[Robert Collins, 11/15/2000]

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