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This Day in Texas History: Cyclone Devastates Mobeetie

This Day in Texas History: Cyclone Devastates Mobeetie May 01, 1898 On this day in 1898, the Panhandle community of Mobeetie was devastated by a cyclone. The community, considered the “mother city” of the Panhandle, developed from Charles Rath and Bob Wright’s supply store on Sweetwater Creek at a buffalo-hunters’ camp called Hidetown in 1874,…
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This Day in Texas History: Killer Tornado Presages Town’s Demise

This Day in Texas History: Killer Tornado Presages Town’s Demise April 27, 1907 On this day in 1907, a tornado hit Hemming, Texas, killing seven people and wiping out all but one of the town’s buildings. Hemming, in southern Cooke County, was established in 1889 and named for the donor of its school land. A…
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1/9/2013 Daily Image: Upside-Down Plane

Upside-Down Plane Tornado Damage, Allen, Texas 4-10-08 On this day in 2008, I had been covering extensive tornado damage in Plano, Texas for the local paper when a neighbor mentioned there had been another tornado touch-down in Allen. When I heard ground zero had been this particular landing strip, I immediately called my clients that…
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