Thirty people were reported to have been killed in a disastrous tornado which swept Brinkley, Ark., a town of 4000 inhabitants, in March of 1909. Fires following the storm added to the damage, and nearly the entire town was destroyed. The property loss, according to conservative business men of the town at the time, was estimated to be $1,000,000.
This is a black and white postcard with an image on the front of damage in Brinkley, Monroe County, Arkansas, from a tornado that touched down there in March of 1909.
Black and White Postcard: 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Brinkley, Monroe County. (Ark.)
Arkansas State Archives
Scene in Brinkley, Ark. after Cyclone, G5034.6, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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