Tornadoes ripped across the Midwest on April 3 and 4, 1974, killing one in Decatur.
1974: An aerial view of the Shadow Drive area traces the path of the tornado.
1974: The Charles Williams family of 133 N. Western Drive in Harristown leave with a few meager possessions.
1974: Neighbors help clean up the remains of the John Young home on Boiling Springs Road.
1974: A view of some of the cleanup activity at the Decatur-Macon County Fairground.
1974: 300-400 volunteers were hard at work cleaning up debris at the fairground.
1974: A youth recovers some belongings in the Shadow Lane area, one of the heaviest damaged areas.
1974: James Loman of Route 3, Decatur, inspects the remains of his barn.
1974: Robert Hiltenburg of 4541 Adams removes some valuables from his home.
1974: Rescue workers and homeowners pick through the rubble of homes in the Shadow Lanes area shortly after the tornado struck.
1974: Decatur Memorial Hospital was preparing for the injuries that occurred during the tornado.
1974: Tornado destruction in the Decatur area. Decatur Memorial Hospital was on alert for victims of the storm.
1974: The sign was all that remained after the tornado hit the Independent Union Baptist Chapel. Members of the church assisted the volunteers searching through debris.
1974: Insurance agent Kingston Isenhart takes a picture of the damage to the Mike Kopetz home at 4612 Butler Drive.
1974: Taking part in the cleanup activities are Mike McAlister and Doug Durbin, both 18. They were working clearing away rubble in the Boiling Springs Road area.
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