Remembering the 1973 Jonesboro, Arkansas, Tornado



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Unrelated Mascots

The 2 junior high mascots are the Whirlwinds & Cyclones!

Joyce Glenn 118 days ago

Jonesboro tornado

It's called Hurricane Drive because the school teams are called the Hurricanes. I didn't live here then. Often wondered if it was a type of survival humor on the part of the school system to use that name.

Alice Lynch more than 1 year ago

1968 1973 Jonesboro tornado

Jonesboro mascot was always the hurricanes ... had nothing to do with the tornado

Donna holladay 118 days ago


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