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Tornado damage causes Old World Wisconsin to cancel July 4th party

Phil Kuehl surveys the damage to the master bedroom and his daughter's bedroom on June 22 after a tornado moved through the village of Eagle on July 21. The same storm caused damage to Old World Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mike De Sisti)

Phil Kuehl surveys the damage to the master bedroom and his daughter's bedroom on June 22 after a tornado moved through the village of Eagle the previous night. Sheriff's officials said at least 100 homes were damaged and 25 destroyed. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mike De Sisti)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tornado damage has forced Old World Wisconsin to cancel plans for its annual Fourth of July bash.

Old World Wisconsin is a sprawling collection of settler-era villages and farms in Eagle. Party plans included cannon fire, a band concert, a greased pole climb, a barn dance and parade.

But a tornado that devastated the Eagle area July 21 caused so much damage to Old World Wisconsin state officials had to close the site.

A reopening date has not been set, although site officials said it will remained closed at least through Monday, July 5.

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