Fargo, 1957: An Elegy

Jamie Parsley, Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota, weaves
a heartbreaking story of the 1957 Fargo Tornado of loss, poetry,
pain, faith and, ultimately, renewal, and gives voice to those
victims who, before now, were unable to speak for themselves.
Fargo, 1957 is the story of the resilience and fortitude of the
people who survived the storm and those who did not.

In the early evening of Thursday, June 20, 1957, a tornado struck
the city of Fargo, North Dakota. When it was done, ten people lay
dead (three more would later die from their injuries), a city was
devastated and countless lives would never be the same. Among
the dead were two relatives of Jamie Parsley.

In addition to the poetry of Parsley are numerous photographs
taken of the event, most from the photographic collections of the
Institute for Regional Studies, together with images taken by
Parsley or acquired from the families affected by this tragic event.

The price is only $20.00, plus $4 shipping. Mail orders may be
sent to the Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU Dept. #2360,
P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050; or call 701-231-8338. A
convenient order form is available at the Institute
web site.

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Fargo 1957, An Elegy by Jamie Parsley
ISBN 978-0-911042-73-3
Copyright 2010
156 pages
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