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Tri-State Tornado

Griffin tornado

Here, we call it the Griffin Tornado The history books refer to it as the Tri-State Tornado of 1925. Meteorologists have named it the Murphysboro (Mo.) Tornado, after it’s general point of origin. However, in Posey County, Indiana, the devastation wrought on March 18, 1925 defies the distanced terms of scientists and newspaper writers. In

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Triangle Fire

Tri-State Tornado

Will this tornado’s dark reign stand? In the grim business of ranking the dead, the Tri-State Tornado of 1925 has no peer. Until that event, the greatest fatality count directly attributable to a single tornado, 317 souls, occurred in 1840. Even the sum from outbreaks of multiple tornadoes are less than the 695 who lost

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