The Wichitan

Wichita Falls resembled a city ravaged by war

The 1979 tornado cut a wide path of destruction through Wichita Falls homes and apartments. Dallas Times Herald photo by Mark Perlstein

Cooper Miller

May 12, 2017

Almost 40 years ago, a massive F4 tornado tore through Wichita Falls, in an event that the Dallas Times Herald and Wichita Falls Times labeled Terrible Tuesday. In a time where spring storms and weather alerts were common, a storm like this was not. Within two days of the tornado touching dow...

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