Extracted from the book; A Fond Look Back, by: Robert L. Manns
At 3:15 on May 9th, 1927. The third most destructive tornado in history came from
Arkansas and the southwest. In its path was a strip of stores and businesses
4 blocks wide and 10 blocks long. In a matter of a few minutes, forty city blocks
between the Round House and the East Side school had been leveled.
105 persons were killed and 200 injured, only one person was never found after the storm.
The older brother of Edith and Tom Burris was believed to have been washed down the river.
Looking east on Vine Street, standing at the Frisco R.R. track, toward Broadway. Garner's Garage (perhaps "Honkey" Garner) is to the right, with the autos showing on the second floor. The original Coca-Cola
plant was to the left side of the picture