Two days ago I wrote about Judsonia AR, White County, and how in 1952 it was almost wiped out by a vicious tornado. Over 50 people were killed and the town never recovered. The ones who lived through it and even the ones who were miles away came away with fear that never subsides.
This photo is one that shows damages on a block or two. Strangely enough the mansion at the back of the photo made it through. The house at the back right also survived enough to be livable. In fact, at one point in the last 25 years I had the house listed. The front porch had been ripped off and was replaced. I recognized it when I saw this picture. It was made of strong stuff!