May 20th Tornadoes Sculpture Donations
The Codell Community Service Club assisted with efforts to construct a memorial in recognition of the three tornados that struck Codell on May 20th, 1916, 1917, and 1918. As you may be aware, the chances of such an event are almost non-existent. The May 20th Tornadoes have been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and can frequently be found referenced in lists of notable weather events.
We currently have a design for the memorial by Tobias Flores and Danielle L. Robinson of Fort Hays State University, and the construction was completed in time for the 100th anniversary of the last tornado that struck on May 20th, 1918.
Again we thank you for your support, and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns!