1909 Twister Strikes Near Mineola

CYCLONE WRECKS FARM PROPERTY

Twister Strikes Near Mineola in East Texas.

Special to the Star and Telegram.

Mineola, Texas, Jan. 5 — A cyclone passed north of Mineola late yesterday. It formed three miles west of town, took a northeasterly course, plowed a path four miles, then disappeared. L. C. Johnson’s barn was destroyed. Mrs. H. E. Bryant’s house was blown away. J. E. Burkhead’s home was completely wrecked. His family took refuge in a n nearby ditch and was saved.  No fatalities occurred. The storm’s path was forty yards wide, and was visible to Mineola Citizens.  – Fort Worth (Tx) Star-Telegram, Page 1, Tuesday, January 5, 1909 

 

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2 Responses

  1. This was a first account I heard of this. Thanks to whomever.

  2. I have been told to hit the ditch, but was afraid I’d get scooped by tornado, but this action by the family proved to save them, guess I might change my mind. But when it’s your time to go, whatever.

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