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Tupelo, Mississippi Tornado of 1936...



Item # 548167

April 06, 1936

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, April 6, 1936
 
* Tupelo, Mississippi
* Gainesville, Georgia
* Tornadoes


This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "87 KILLED, 500 HURT BY TORNADO", "Four States are Hit By Destructive Sweep" and "Fire Adds to Horror of Storm at Tupelo, Miss."

Other news of the day throughout. Little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.
 
source: wikipedia: The Tupelo-Gainesville Outbreak was an outbreak of seventeen tornadoes that struck the Southeastern United States from April 5th to 6th, 1936. Approximately 436 total people were killed by these tornadoes. Although the outbreak was centered around Tupelo, Mississippi and Gainesville, Georgia, other destructive tornadoes associated with the outbreak struck Columbia, Tennessee, Anderson, South Carolina and Acworth, Georgia. Severe flash floods from the associated storms also produced millions in damage across the region.

Category: The 20th Century