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Red Norris's Garage at Fremont

Before Tornado

After Tornado
Clay's Garage at Fremont After Tornado

Fremont School

Before Tornado

Fremont School

After Tornado

Mary Alice 'May' Burrows Alley
24 Jan 1892 - 21 May 1957
Killed in Fremont Tornado

Fremont Hotel
Fremont Carter Co MO

Article that appeared in St Louis newspaper after Fremont tornado
According to the National Climatic Data Center along with Thomas Grazulis's book titled "Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991", the F4 tornado began at around 3:53pm. According to Grazulis, the tornado probably touched down in the Mark Twain National Forest in the southeast corner of Shannon County Missouri and moved northeast and lifted in the northeast corner of Carter County. Along the way, the tornado devastated the town of Fremont, leaving seven homes intact. It was possible that F5 damage occurred to some of the homes, schools and businesses on the east side of town. That section however, along the railroad tracks, had houses of poor construction.  Damage also occurred in Van Buren, mainly on the south edge of town. The damage in Van Buren was severe but not as complete as in Fremont. Seven people were killed and 50 to 75 people were injured. The tornado was 500 yards wide and was on the ground for 25 minutes, according to Grazulis.    

A list of the people who died from this tornado:

                       MAUDE SIMPSON
                       DELLA JONES
                       MARLENE JONES
                       DEWAYNE JONES


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