Remembering the 1973 Jonesboro, Arkansas, Tornado

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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 94 days ago

Vance Lauderdale

Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and Inside Memphis Business. Vance is the author of three books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History Expert (2011) and Vance Lauderdale’s Lost Memphis (2013). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards, the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den.

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