Ask Vance May 2013

Jonesboro High School was in the direct path of the 1973 tornado.

photo courtesy The Jonesboro Sun

Remembering the 1973 Jonesboro, Arkansas, Tornado

As everyone focuses their attention on the devastating storm that swept across the Oklahoma City suburbs a few days ago, let's pause for a moment to recognize that this Memorial Day weekend marks t... more »

May 26, 2013 3:14 PM Ask Vance

Another Mystery Photo: A Humble Cabin, Its Owner, and a Visitor — Who and Where?

Well, there's certainly a story here, but I just don't know what it is. These two images came from a box of old 35mm Kodachrome slides found at an estate sale. Most of them featured rather typi... more »

May 24, 2013 8:45 PM Ask Vance

An aerial view of the crash site today.

photo courtesy Google

The 1963 Millington Plane Crash - A Resident Speaks About That Night

In our May 2013 issue, I tell the rather amazing story of the March 15, 1963, crash of a military transport into a residential neighborhood in Millington. Although the plane burst into flames after... more »

May 13, 2013 1:34 PM Ask Vance


image courtesy Architectural Record / eBay

An Interesting Baptist Hospital Ad After the Russwood Park Fire

In our April issue, I told you the story of the 1960 Russwood Park fire, one of the worst blazes in our city's history, and included never-before-seen color images of the damage up and down Madison... more »

May 6, 2013 12:18 PM Ask Vance

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