Web Extra: 1979 Tornado Pictures

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

KKTV viewer Tony Garcia sent 11 News these pictures of the 1979 tornado that went through Colorado Springs.

"The tornado started in Williams Canyon above the Cave of the Winds, skipped across 24, landed on the Pyramid houses, tearing the peak off one, hit the park, went over the high school in Manitou, touched down in the cemetery,went up and came back down on 21st and 24th," Garcia said.

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  • by Margie Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 7, 2008 at 02:03 PM
    Hi, I am pretty sure this tornado was in 1980. I was expecting my 2nd child who was born a couple of months later. I was living right within 2 blocks of the tornado. I would love to see the pictures larger as well.
  • by christina lee Location: Pueblo on Jan 25, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    I want to see pueblo 7day planner
  • by c Location: colorado spirngs on Dec 7, 2007 at 09:27 AM
    right click and open image, that will make it bigger.
  • by Chris Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 18, 2007 at 12:02 PM
    The pictures are too small to convey much info. Can you make them bigger?
  • by Jay Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 25, 2007 at 08:23 PM
    Does anyone know the date the tornado hit? I moved here on June 10 of that year so it was probably before that.
  • by mw Location: cs on Jul 26, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    How about that 43 cent gas!?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 3, 2007 at 03:53 PM
    cool
  • by bill Location: cs on Jul 2, 2007 at 02:01 AM
    pretty cool. what a blast from the past.
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