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Leedey, Oklahoma: Leedey Tornado Monument

A twisty metal spiral, intertwined with everyday items, memorializes a killer twister of 1947.

Main St., Leedey, OK
In Leedey City Park, on the south side of W. 2nd St. just west of Hwy 34/N. Main St.
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Tornado Monument

This tornado monument was constructed in 1997 during a week-long commemoration of the devastating tornado of 1947. During art classes, a group of young people, ages 7 through 18, constructed this metal likeness of the tornado that swept through their hometown fifty years earlier.

[M. Harrel, 04/15/2010]

Leedey Tornado monument.

Leedey Tornado Monument

A rather whimsical sculpture when you consider it commemorates six fatalities of the May 31, 1947 Leedey, OK tornado. The twisted metal twister includes elements such as a cow skull, a rusty tricycle, and a cowboy boot. Christmas lights are another feature. Whether these are premature Christmas decoration or part of the actual piece, I do not know.

[Amy Buthod, 10/27/2002]

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