Welcome to the City of Thornton Archive's Digital Collections website! 

Our mission is to preserve and share the history of The City of Thornton. 

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Tent in the lawn of a home damaged by the 1981 tornado

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Black and white image of a large tent erected on the side lawn of a home that was damaged by the tornado. The windows of the home appear to be…

Residents assessing home damage after the 1981 tornado

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Color image depicting three or four people standing in the front lawn of a home that has been severely damaged by the tornado. The people appear to…

Rescue workers and citizens assess damage after the 1981 tornado

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Color image depicting several people, one of whom is dressed in fire rescue gear, standing in a street and an adjacent parking lot in a commercial…