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NOAA/NWS 1925 Tri-State Tornado Web Site--Links/Resources


Other sites that contain information on the Tri-State Tornado are in abundance.  However, because we are a government agency, we are unable to link to most of these sites since this could be misconstrued as an endorsement for a particular business and/or its products.  Following is a list of sites that contain more information related to weather, disaster preparedness, and the commemoration event.


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What follows is a complete list of works consulted during the research phase of this project.

Armington, J. H.  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau.  "Indiana Section."  Climatological Data 30 (1925): 9-15.

Bennett (nee Claxton), Reba.  Personal Interview.  30 Sept. 1999.

Boatman, Wm. J.  "An Unforgettable Day."  Essay.

Crossin, J. A.  "Tornado Anniversary Poem."

Elliott, Mrs. William.  "The Tornado Disaster."  1926.

Felknor, Peter S.  The Tri-State Tornado: The story of America's greatest tornado disaster.   Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1992.

Grazulis, Thomas P.  Significant Tornadoes (1680-1991).  St. Johnsbury, Vermont: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films, 1993.

Significant Tornadoes Update (1992-1995).  St. Johnsbury, Vermont: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films, 1997.

"Greater Murphysboro Arises out of Storm Ruins."  The Daily Independent (Reconstruction Edition) 18 Mar. 1926, sec. 1: 1+.

Hartman, Lela F.  Personal Interview.  30 Dec. 1999.

Henry, Alfred J.  "The Tornadoes of March 18, 1925."  Monthly Weather Review 53 (1925): 141-45.

Hente, David.  "63 Years Ago: Tri-state tornado devastated region with nearly 700 deaths."  Southeast Missourian 18 Mar. 1988, sec. B: 4.

The History of DeSoto, Illinois (1854-1995): Celebrating its 100th anniversary of incorporation.  DeSoto: DeSoto Historical Committee and the DeSoto Lions Club, 1995.

Jones, P. Michael, Robert R. Morefield, and Clifton Swafford.  Murphysboro Illinois 150 Years: A pictorial history (1843-1993).  Ed. Vickie Frost.  Murphysboro: Jackson County Historical Society, 1994.

Joy, Judith.  "The Great Tornado of 1925."  Illinois Magazine Mar. 1978: 8-30.

Krutsinger, Linda A.  "The Tornado of 1925 Changed Everything."  Southern Illinoisan Millennium Magazine: Life and times 31 Oct. 1999: 8.

Lloyd, Ralph Waldo.  "Some Memories of the 1925 Tornado."  Essay 1985.

"Red Cross Closes Tornado Relief in 3-State District."  The Daily American 18 Mar. 1926: 1+.

Reeder, George.  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau.  "Missouri Section."   Climatological Data 29 (1925): 9-13.

Root, Clarence J.  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau.  "Illinois Section."  Climatological Data 30 (1925): 9-12.

Rush, Linda.  "The Great Tornado of 1925."  Southern Illinoisan: Legacies of Little Egypt 15 Sept. 1996, sec. D: 1+.

Schiro, Clara Riggio.  "Brown Shoe Company and the Tornado of '25."  When the Whole World Changed: Voices from Murphysboro, Illinois.  Ed. Vickie Frost.   Murphysboro: Murphysboro Pride Group, 1993, 176-8.

Seed, J. L.  "Tornado Alley--Circa 1925."  See Illinois Mar.-Apr. 1976: 2-7.

Spinner, Jackie.  "Twists of Death: Deadliest storm in U.S. history to be remembered at reunion."  Daily Egyptian 9 Mar. 1990: 5.

Stevens, Tony.  "Killer of 1925: Tornado memories refuse to die."  Southern Illinoisan 18 Mar. 1985, sec. 1: 1.

Stevens, Tony and Kay Herstedt.  "The Great Midwestern Tornado: March 18, 1925."  Southern Illinoisan 18 Mar. 1985, sec. 1: 5.

"Stories of the Century."  Southern Illinoisan 31 Dec. 1999.

"That Terrible Day, One Year Ago, When Death and Misery Reigned."  The Daily American 18 Mar. 1926: 1+.

"Tornado Interviews by DGS Class of '90."  The History of DeSoto, Illinois 18-22.

"Tornado Takes Toll of 960 Lives, Wipes out Indiana, Illinois Towns."  The Evansville Courier 19 Mar. 1925: 1+.

Walker, Verna.  "Tornado Recollections."  The History of DeSoto, Illinois 15-16.

Weil, Nancy.  "Weathering the 'Starm': Tornado survivors hold reunion."  Southern Illinoisan 19 Mar. 1990, sec. A: 1-2.

Wilson, John W. and Stanley A. Changnon, Jr.  "Illinois Tornadoes (Circular 103)."   Urbana, Illinois: Illinois State Water Survey, 1971.



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