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1929 Statesboro, Georgia tornado disaster....

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April 27, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 27, 1929

* Statesboro, Georgia & more
* Tornadoes disaster

The front page has a one column heading: "TORNADO DEATH TOLL REACHES 87 IN SOUTH; 500 KNOWN INJURED" with subheads that include: "Storm Descends at Night on Statesboro, Ga., Killing 34 There and Hurting 70" and more. (see) First report coverage on the tornado outbreak in Georgia and South Carolina in which the city of Statesboro was hardest hit. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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