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Post Bulletin
     August 21, 2018      #12-232 PB1 1
 
Descendant of 1883 tornado victim to play at remembrance

John Molseed
jmolseed@postbulletin.com


On this date, 135 years ago, a tornado devastated Rochester. Striking on a Tuesday evening, the tornado leveled 135 homes and killed 37 people.

Nels Hansen was among the casualties, dying of his injuries four days later. Today, one of his ancestors will mark his memory and honor the good that came out of the tragedy that struck the city.

Hansen’s great-grandson, Doug Hansen, a musician from Traverse City, Mich., is in town to perform for the anniversary of the event at the Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium in the Charlton Building at noon today.

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