State Fair Park tornado

Glance at Yesteryear

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:13 pm

CON-Glance-032017-State-Fair-tornadoThis photo shows the destruction of a tornado that swept through the grounds of State Fair Park in West Allis on May 31, 1914. The Wisconsin State Fair was first held in 1851 in Janesville, but has been in its current home at State Fair Park since 1892.

— This photo is from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Photo Archives collection. Additional images can be viewed online at

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