Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 01/29/2014


Photo taken on January 29, 2014


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That Was Some Hail, Believe Me! May 2, 1920

That Was Some Hail, Believe Me! May 2, 1920
A weather photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Handwritten on the back of this real photo postcard: "This picture was taken right after it stopped hailing on Sunday, May 2nd, 1920. Some hail believe me."

Although there's no postmark or notation to identify where this photo was taken, it seems likely that the hail pictured here was the result of the same weather system that produced the tornado that devastated the small town of Peggs, Oklahoma, on May 2, 1920.

The twister hit Peggs around 8:30 p.m., destroyed most of the town's buildings, killed 71 people, and injured about a hundred more. The National Weather Service still ranks the tornado as the third deadliest in Oklahoma since 1882.

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Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
very interesting indeed !
3 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to Nylonbleu
Glad you found it interesting!
3 years ago.