Austin tornado of 1922

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What it is:

Photo slightly less than 5.25 x 3.25 inches.

What I know about it:

Written on the back is Woodward Factory / May 4, 1922

Comments:

Well, I’ve decided to break with convention, to finally violate my own self-imposed rule, by posting a photo that doesn’t show a person.  (I can’t imagine that it matters, but let me know if anybody objects to this.)  But as I sit here under clear skies on the West Coast, the East Coast is being clobbered by Hurricane Sandy, so I thought I’d post something as a small gesture of sympathy and support.  “Woodward Factory” would probably be the Woodward Truck Body Company, and May 4, 1922, was the day a fatal tornado blew through Austin, Texas, destroying this building among others.  Photos of the tornado itself can be seen here and here.  Nature can be awful sometimes, but it never ceases to amaze.

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2 comments on “Austin tornado of 1922”

  1. You’re lovely. This is a sweet gesture.


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