Ask Vance May 2013

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

photo courtesy The Jonesboro Sun

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 3 Comments

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

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

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