Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Springfield-Rewind's A 1957 Tornado!

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As always Springfield-Rewind delivers the goods!

Check out Springfield-Rewind's excellent feature article on the deadly tornado which struck Springfield, Illinois in 1957.

While timeliness is an important part of what makes news "new", it's history that lends perspective to current events which often challenges even the best of us.

While many in the Springfield area work to recover from damage wrought by two F2 tornados which struck March 12th, 2006, we could all benefit from learning about Springfield's last encounter with a devastating tornado.

Springfield-Rewind rewinds Springfield, Illinois' 1957 Tornado for one more fascinating spin!


Russ said...

Thanks JP - glad you liked it!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I actually just googeled this because my grandmother was one of the women killed in this storm...My father was 15 years old at the time...

Anonymous said...

I was there!
Too young to appreciate what a tornado really was.
We lived about 1/2 mile from where the tornado damaged a brick plant and a two-story house nearby.
One of the most memorable aspects of that day was the pink and green lightning prior that afternoon. I knew I saw it, but thought it might have been childhood imagination - until learning as an adult that lightning will refract into different colors when many ice crystals are present. As they are in very severe weather.

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