High winds cause damage in Fairview area

Today In History

March 2, 1961 — A high wind, estimated at 60 miles an hour, did considerable damage in this area Saturday of last week.

Trees were up- rooted, roofs and buildings damaged and numerous television antennas grotesquely bent.

While damage was widespread there were more reports from the Fairview section than any other. Kenneth Waye said that the wind ripped shingles off his house.

The windmill tower at the home of Forest Miller was bent over at a crazy angle, a garage belonging to Robert Baker was moved off its foundation and a tool shed was moved a considerable distance on the property of Floyd Fox. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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