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1936 Gainesville Tornado

Gainesville GA Damage of 6 April 1936 Tornado Photograph by Carl Mydans Library of Congress © Georgia in the Great Depression  Vanishing Media USA 2013

The Gainesville tornadoes of 6 April 1936 were part of a massive tornado outbreak across the Deep South that also heavily damaged Tupelo, Mississippi; the death toll of 203 is generally regarded as the fifth worst in U. S. history. Carl Mydans made this image two months after the destruction.

Carl Mydans/Library of Congress (June 1936)

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