28 March 1975: Good Friday Tornado

"Spring, usually a gentle and abiding friend to this sleepy Saline River Valley town that has become
famous for its pink tomatoes, dealt a hellish nightmare at 7:50 p.m. Friday in the form of the
killer tornado that ripped open the heart of the residential and business districts.

Ironically, the twister selected basically the same route as a 1949 tornado that killed 55 persons.
The Good Friday twister was particularly horrifying to those who lived through that one 26 years ago."
(quote taken from the Arkansas Gazette, 30, March 1975)

Warren Toll Hits 7, Damage is Heavy; Relief Effort Starts (article from the Arkansas Gazette, 30 March 1975)

Student Finds Role In The 'Nightmare' Of Warren Tornado (article from the Arkansas Gazette, 30 March 1975)

Deaths listed from twister (obituaries from the Eagle Democrat, 2 April 1975)

Millions of dollars in damage in Warren; Storm follows almost the same path as '49 (article from the Eagle Democrat, 2 April 1975)

Warren People continue massive work of "digging out" from storm (article from the The Eagle Democrat, 9 April 1975)

We are very grateful to Shelley Lyon for sharing the information above about the 1975 tornado.

Sligh Egg Company - effects of the 1975 tornado by Freddie Charles Sligh

A Personal Account of the 1975 Tornado by Gena Chronister Davis

If you have additional stories, clippings, photos or other information about the 1975 tornado, please e-mail them to Barbara Logan.

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