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Cape Girardeau Tornado of 1949 Photographs
1949 May
Extent: 14 items
Accession Number: 2011.015
Abstract: Images of tornado damage of various homes and businesses around Cape Girardeau Mo.
Processed by: Amber Miranda, March 2011
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
Provenance: Unknown. Removed from the University Photographs collection, 901.949a
Citation: Cape Girardeau Tornado of 1949 Photographs, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Restrictions: None
Historical Note
In May of 1949, twenty-seven tornados touched down in Cape Girardeau causing $13,000,000.00 in damage. The largest tornado touched down on May 21, causing more damage than the other tornados combined.
Scope and Content Note
Images (14) primarily consist of seriously damaged homes, but also include other structures. The locations are identified by business name, the last name of the home’s resident, or by street address. The photos have been arranged into businesses, identified personal residences, and then street address.

Item 001Airline Cafe 1949
Item 002 Childs Grocery 1949
Item 003 Fowler Residence 1949
Item 004 Gains Residence 1949
Item 005 Givens Residence 1949
Item 006 Hicks Residence 1949
Item 007 Kinder Residence 1949
Item 008 Stafford Residence 1949
Item 009 1000 N Main 1949
Item 010 North Main Hill 1949
Item 011 Bend Rd 1949
Item 012 Blechle District 1949
Item 014 Rand St. 1949
Item 015 North Water-Johnson 1949

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