The Columbus Day Storm, on October 12, 1962, is considered the most powerful extratropical storm in history. This Daily Olympian photograph, taken at Capitol Lake the day following the storm, shows some of the devastation, which included thousands of uprooted trees and much destruction of property. Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum, Daily Olympian Photograph, October 1962, State Capitol Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society