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Photographs from the Columbia tornado of April 15, 1910


An F2 tornado struck downtown Columbia, Tennessee during the early morning of April 15, 1910 (around 4:40 a.m.). The tornado was on the ground for about a mile and only one known injury resulted. Historical photographs show damage to downtown buildings on South Main Street just south of the courthouse. These images show considerable roof damage and windows blown out of several buildings with several leaning power poles.