Great Cyclone at Fort Smith

Great Cyclone at Fort Smith (HM1QK8)

Location: Fort Smith, AR 72901
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 23.1', W 94° 25.299'

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A cyclone, carrying death and destruction in its wake, visited Fort Smith at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 1898. Out of the western skies on an unusually balmy night came first an epic show of lightning followed by heavy winds. Then with the roar of a thousand freight trains a tornado of great proportion sprang from the Indian Territory, leaping over the Arkansas River and striking first at the National Cemetery then turning its force on Garrison Avenue, cutting a mile-long, 500 yard swath of destruction through Fort Smith. Property damage was placed at half a million dollars. As a beautiful morning dawned on January 12th, 55 people were dead or dying and 113 were seriously injured.
HM NumberHM1QK8
Year Placed2012
Placed ByCity of Fort Smith and Others
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 370878 N 3916667
Decimal Degrees35.38500000, -94.42165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.1', W 94° 25.299'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 6" N, 94° 25' 17.94" W
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Area Code(s)501, 479
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 919 US-64, Fort Smith AR 72901, US
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