'Well, it was such a pretty day...and for March, that was a little bit unusual in itself. But then, after noon, when it began to turn dark and—you know, I can’t remember that it lightninged and thundered, but it’s bound to have. All I remember is how dark it kept gettin’, and the wind, you know? And I, even I, then was scared. I wanted to go to the cellar. But there wasn’t a one of us would go until Grandma would go. And...I think she finally decided that something was about to give.'
Tri-State Tornado: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, March 1925
Adlai Stevenson II witness to 1925 tornado devastation : The Tri-State Tornado of March 18, 1925, laid waste to several Southern Illinois communities, including Murphysboro. (Courtesy of Chicago History Museum, Chicago Daily News negatives collection) PFOP