Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Anniversary of 1928 Rockford Tornado
Around this time, four teenage boys were quickly walking home to avoid the storm. A garage roof came hurtling through air, instantly killing two of them. A third later died. The storm's path of destruction increased to 400 feet as it shattered windows, ripped apart porches, uprooted numerous trees, and narrowly missed several schools. It did cause considerable damage to other large factories, destroying walls. The tornado moved through a section of new homes, but the damage wasn't extreme. It then moved away from the city and entered an increasingly rural area east of downtown. It still partially demolished several farm buildings and uprooted many trees. The storm moved just north of Argyle, about one mile south of Poplar Grove, and caused some damage in Capron around 4 PM.