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Vintage Los Angeles Gallery: Shattered Windows, Toppled Oil Derricks & Felled Trees From Windstorms of Yesteryear

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The USC Libraries thought this week's powerful Santa Ana windstorm was a great occasion to go into the archives check out some of the wind-whipped damage of yesteryear — and we couldn't agree more!

We've put together a gallery of photos from the Los Angeles Examiner Collection with the permission of USC Libraries. It shows some of the worst damage from windstorms — and even one rare tornado — in the 1950s.