The May 30, 1998 Storm in the Highland neighborhood of Saint Paul
The storms that hit Minnesota in the spring of 1998 did much damage. In
my own neighborhood of St. Paul, Highland Park, hundreds of trees were
lost. On the morning after the storm, I took my camera and walked
around the neighborhood, taking some pictures of what I saw.
Unfortunately, I only took one roll of film with me. However, what I
did see I can show you.
There are a total of 24 pictures. I made a contact sheet of all of them, which
unfortunately does not have an image map.
If you want to just automatically see all the pictures, I built some
pages that will automatically
take you to all of the pictures (at 10 second intervals).
If you want to reduce load time, I did make some thumbnails, which I
put into a series of files so you don't have to load them all at
This is my neighbor's tree, which lost one limb and blocked the
road in front of our houses. It wasn't until late in the day that
anybody showed up to clear it. At the time, we didn't know how
much work the crews had to do.
This is another view of the road being blocked. These trees were
planted when the neighborhood was being built in the late 1940s.
I walked north along Davern, heading toward where I heard that there was a lot
of damage. On the way I found trees that were down. Some were
snapped off at the base.
Others were uprooted.
When I got to Ford Parkway, I could see tree damage, both in
broken limbs and broken trees.
In places on Pinehurst where trees once shaded the street, blue
sky showed through wounded trees.
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Last modified: Fri Sep 4 09:38:17 CDT 1998