Rocksprings, TX Tornado, Apr 1927

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The tornado that touched down in Rocksprings on April 12, 1927 was the third deadliest tornado in Texas history, like the first (Waco Tornado 1953) and second (Goliad Tornado 1902), occurred well south of what is generally considered Tornado Alley. This F5 tornado touched down 3 miles to the northwest of Rocksprings, in Edwards County, and moved toward the southeast. Nearly 1 mile wide as it crossed Rocksprings, it destroyed 235 of the 247 buildings in the town. It killed 74 people and injured 205, almost 1/3 of the population. Clearing Rocksprings, it continued southeastward at least 35 miles and perhaps as far as 65 miles. - Top Ten Deadliest Tornadoes in Texas

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