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Published July 17, 2009, 12:00 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: Cal Olson's tornado photos

Photos taken by Cal Olson during after the 1957 tornado in Fargo


One of the Six: With the body of 5-year-old Jeanette Irene Munson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Munson, tenderly cradled in his arms, Richard Shaw, 21, stumbled through wreckage of the tornado as he was photographed by the Fargo Forum Photographer Cal Olson. Jeanette was one of six Munson children killed by the twister. Shaw, 902 26th St. N., was a neighbor of the Munson family. Photo by Cal Olson / The Forum

  • One of the Six: With the body of 5-year-old Jeanette Irene Munson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Munson, tenderly cradled in his arms, Richard Shaw, 21, stumbled through wreckage of the tornado as he was photographed by the Fargo Forum Photographer  Cal  Olson. Jeanette was one of six Munson children killed by the twister. Shaw, 902 26th St. N., was a neighbor of the Munson family. Photo by  Cal  Olson / The Forum
  • Air National Guardsman Dan McCreadie of Grandin, N.D., stood in the steady rain several hours after the 1957 tornado, directing one-way traffic on 10th Street at 13th Avenue North. At right is a truck used to transport disaster area residents and cleanup workers to the food station at Plymouth Congregational Church. Photo by  Cal  Olson / The Forum
  • This undated photo by Cal Olson of The Forum was taken after the 1957 tornado.
  • Red Cross aid center jammed with people seeking food, money and shelter after 1957 tornado. Photo by  Cal Olson/The Forum
  • An aerial photo above Fargo after the June 20, 1957, tornado that struck the city. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum
  • Hundreds of volunteers from area towns and cities flocked into Fargo to help tornado victims clean their streets and yards and make repairs to their buildings. This truckload of men was part of a force of about 40 persons from the Galesburg, N.D. area who worked south of the NDAC campus. Most of the volunteers took advantage of the good weather and remained on the job until dark. Photo by Cal  Olson/The Forum
  • Photo from Fargo's Sacred Heart Convent after the 1957 tornado. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum
  • Work on reconstruction and repair began immediately. Here volunteers and paid workers re-roof a residence about four days after the 1957 tornado. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ervin Weeks (front), whose home at 714 27th St. N., was leveled, were among numerous residents who turned to others for clothing after the 1957 tornado. Here, assisted by Desmo Anderson 517 22nd Ave. N. and an unidentified man who was attending a wedding, they leave the clothing depot at St. Mary's Cathedral with arms filled with garments for themselves and six children. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum
  • These men of Battery A, 957th Field Artillery Battalion, show the effects of tornado duty that fell hard on the heels of four days in the field at Camp Grafton. The feet at bottom belong to a sleeping Pfc, James Buttke of Lucca. Robert Silvernail of Milnor is sprawled on the cot. His tired companions are (seated left to right) Bernard McRitchie of Sheldon and Lyle Otteson and Jerom Jankowski, both of Enderlin. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum
  • An undated photo after the 1957 tornado in Fargo. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum
  • The funeral scene for the Munson family tornado victims at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum
  • Pallbearers carry coffins to hearses after funeral services for the Munson children. Photo by Cal  Olson/The Forum
  • Just a small part of donations that poured in to Red Cross after 1957 tornado in Fargo. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum
  • Graveside rites for Munson children, killed during the 1957 tornado in Fargo, at a graveyard south of Moorhead. Photo by Cal Olson/The Forum