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Old 27-08-2016, 06:53 PM   #60
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The Bishop's Wife..
In the aftermath of the 1947 Glazier–Higgins–Woodward tornadoes, 4-year-old Joan Gay Croft and her sister Jerri were among refugees taking shelter in a basement hallway of the Woodward hospital.. As officials sent the injured to different hospitals in the area, two men took Joan away, saying they were taking her to Oklahoma City.. She was never seen again.. Over the years, several women have come forth saying they suspect they might be Joan.. None of their claims have been verified..Glazier was considered completely destroyed, with 17 dead, a major percentage of the populace.. Press reports told of two people who were known to be together in Glazier before the tornado struck were found three miles (5 km) apart afterward..However, one tornado near Fowler, Kansas reached F4 intensity, sweeping away two homes and injuring 3 people.. Cleanup in the region was made more difficult because of cold and snow that followed the tornado.. The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornado was the 6th deadliest in U.S. history, killing 181 and injuring 970..This event was often compared to the Tri-State Tornado, because it was originally thought to have left a 219 mile path, but it is now believed to have a been part of a family of 8 or 9 tornadoes.. were a series of related tornadoes spawned by a single supercell that swept through Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas on April 9, 1947..

The 1947 F5 Woodward Oklahoma Tornado..

1947 April 7 - Edaville Railroad was opened as the first railway theme parks - The largest recorded sunspot group appears on the solar surface..Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863, on a farm in Greenfield Township, Michigan..In addition to raising the wages of his workers, Ford also introduced a new, reduced workweek...
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